Australian volleyball athlete Luke Smith has been selected by the Australian Olympic
Committee (AOC) for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Smith was included in the Volleyroos 12 man squad and will
make his Olympic debut in London, whilst the Australian men’s team will appear
at Olympic level for the first time since the Athens 2004.
Born in Jakarta, Smith stands at 204cm and only made his
international debut for Australia last year in a match against Thailand. Such
is the 21 year-old’s ability, he now holds 30 caps for his country.
The Volleyroos sensationally knocked off five higher ranked
teams to qualify for London, and coach Jon Uriarte is predicting a bright
future for the team and sport.
"I think we have such an ambitious group that is improving
day after day. This team has amazing potential and they are nowhere near the
heights they could reach,” Uriarte said.
"We are heading to London looking to crash the parties of some of the higher
ranked teams while knowing that in next four and eight year blocks this team
could do something really special, really important for the sport in
A full biography on Luke Smith can be found on the AOC's
official website - http://london2012.olympics.com.au/athlete/luke-smith