|Date de naissance : 09/08/1966
Nationalité : Americain
Taille : 168 cm
Poids : 61 kg
Club : Sunkist Kids
Coach : Lee Roy Smith
Profession : coach at Oklahoma State University
En activité depuis : 1971
While competing internationally, he recorded six straight Championnat du Monde, which included his two Olympic medals. Smith won gold medals at the 1988 and 1992 Jeux Olympiques at 136.5 pounds (61.9kg), and won four Championnat du Monde gold medals in 1987 and 1989-91
His six straight international titles are unparalleled in U.S. wrestling history. Smith has won all of the major events in wrestling, including the Olympics, the Coupe du Monde, the Goodwill Games and the Jeux Panaméricains.
* Two Olympic gold medals. He was the first American to do so in 80 years, and both of his golds came against the world's best.
* Four World titles.
* Six consecutive world-class championships.
* Two gold medals in the Jeux Panaméricains, in two attempts.
* Two gold medals in the Goodwill Games, in two attempts.
* Five national Lutte Libre championships, in five attempts.
* Two NCAA crowns and 90 consecutive collegiate victories.
He became the first wrestler to be voted the James E. Sullivan Award as America's outstanding athlete, the first American to be chosen Master of Technique and Wrestler of the Year by the International Wrestling Federation (FILA), and the first wrestler ever nominated for the World Trophy, which he received in 1992.
Smith's international record was 100-5, and his domestic freestyle record was 77-3. Combined with his collegiate totals of 154-7-2 and his high school marks of 105-5, he competed 458 times for his school, club, or country and won 436 times, for a success rate above 95 per cent.
Smith retired from competition after the Olympics in Barcelona.
|Date||Compétition||Style||Groupe d'âge||Catégorie de poids||Pays||Place|
|1992-08-03||Jeux Olympiques||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||1.|
|1991-10-03||Championnat du Monde||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||1.|
|1991-08-06||Jeux Panaméricains||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||1.|
|1991-07-04||Coupe du Monde||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||1.|
|1991-01-01||Championnat panaméricain||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||1.|
|1990-10-27||Grand Masters of Olympic Wrestling||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||1.|
|1990-09-06||Championnat du Monde||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||1.|
|1989-09-01||Championnat du Monde||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||1.|
|1989-03-31||Coupe du Monde||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||2.|
|1988-09-27||Jeux Olympiques||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||1.|
|1987-08-26||Championnat du Monde||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||1.|
|1987-08-10||Jeux Panaméricains||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||1.|
|1987-01-01||Championnat panaméricain||Lutte Libre||Seniors||62.0||USA||1.|
|1985-07-01||Championnat du Monde||Lutte Libre||Espoir||62.0||USA||3.|
|1984-07-11||Coupe du Monde||Lutte Libre||Espoir||57.0||USA||1.|
|1983-08-12||Championnat du Monde||Lutte Libre||Juniors||60.0||USA||2.|