Norco Factory Team Athlete Haley Smith Will Represent Canada at 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia
January 25, 2018
We’re thrilled and extremely proud to see Norco Bicycles’ athlete Haley Smith having earned herself a spot at the 2018 Commonwealth Games taking place in Gold Coast, Australia, from April 4-14. Among 4,000 athletes from 70 different countries, Haley will proudly wear the maple leaf jersey and represent Canada in the Women’s Mountain Bike category alongside Emily Batty. With only 69 days to go, we can’t wait to follow and support Haley on her exciting journey!
“Representing Canada is always such an honor and special feeling, and I’m so excited to do so at my first major games this April at the Commonwealth Games. This is a huge development opportunity for me and I also believe I have the potential for a solid result. Whatever happens, it will be an unforgettable experience! I’m so grateful to Norco Bicycles for the incredible support over the last 6 years and am really looking forward to this season and all the challenges and opportunities ahead, starting with the CG.” – Haley Smith
Haley’s hard work, positive mindset and overwhelming passion for the sport have already lead to major success in her career as an elite athlete. An incredible 3rd place at the Canadian National Championships – XCO, a 1st place at the Canada Cup XCO at Horseshoe Resort and a fantastic 16th place at the UCI MTB World Championships in Cairn, Australia are only a few of Haley’s milestones of the past year.
Alongside Haley, we’re also thrilled to mention that reigning Canadian National Champion in XCO and Norco Factory Team athlete, Peter Disera, earned himself a spot as the alternate male in the Men’s Mountain Bike category.
The Commonwealth Games have always been an incredible opportunity for elite athletes to shine and future Olympians to gain valuable major Games experience.
We congratulate Haley to this tremendous opportunity and wish her all the best for the 2018 Commonwealth Games!
Get to know Haley Smith as she talks about her journey through overcoming change, fear, and the balancing act of competition in the video “Along for the Ride with Haley Smith”: