Greta Small is an Australian alpine skier that competes in downhill, super-g and alpine combined events. Her selection at the Beijing 2022 Winter Games marks her third Olympic team selection, having also competed at Sochi in 2014 and PyeongChang in 2018.

Greta first started skiing at just two years of age on a pair of plastic skis and began racing at age 11. She was selected onto the Australian team for the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics Games in Innsbruck, Austria, and given the honour of flagbearer. Competing in four events the then 16-year-old placed seventh in both slalom and super-g and 13th in the giant slalom and super-combined.

The following year Greta made her senior World Championship debut, then claimed silver in the super-g and bronze in the slalom in the U18 division of the 2013 FIS Junior World Ski Championships in Quebec, Canada, and made her first appearance on the senior world cup circuit.

At the 2014 Sochi, Winter Olympics Greta competed in all five of the women’s alpine skiing events, placing 15th in the super combined – Australia’s best alpine result of the Games. Greta went on to placed 18th in the alpine combined event at the 2015 FIS World Ski Championships, before undergoing knee surgery at the end of the season. She returned to competition in late 2017 but an ACL injury required more surgery.

At her second Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang in 2018, Greta placed 20th in the downhill to record Australia’s best ever result by a woman in the discipline at an Olympic Winter Games. 

The triple Olympian had three top 30 finishes at the 2019 FIS World Ski Championships before suffering a major knee injury which ruled her out of the 2019-20 racing season. 

Returning to major competition in 2020-21, Greta recorded a personal best performance at the 2021 World Championships – 15th in the alpine combined event. 

At the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, Greta competed in three events including the women’s downhill, alpine-combined and super-g where she placed 26th, 13th and 31st respectively. Her 13th place rank in the alpine-combined posted a new personal best finish to the triple Olympian’s career.

In February 2022, Greta was elected to the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Athletes’ Commission.