Torah Bright: Australian Snowboarder Wins Olympic Gold Medal

February 18, 2010

The ever so gorgeous Torah Bright can add an Olympic Gold medal to her list of accolades, as the Australian snowboarder came out on top in the Women’s Halfpipe event. Read more about the story plus photos and video below.

Torah Bright

It was Australian Torah Bright who reigned victorious in the women’s halfpipe event at the Olympic Games this evening, even after falling in her first run and ending up at the bottom of the field score wise.

With her second run, she went for it all with maneuvers that included the switch-back side 720. Very impressive, and for that she scored 45.0.

American Hannah Teter, who at the last Olympic Games won the Gold in this event, needed more than 45.0 points in her second run but failed to do so, earning a score of 42.4. Kelly Clark of the U.S. took the bronze with a score of 42.2.

Despite falling in her first run, she didn’t let that get her down and forged ahead. She spoke with the Nine Network and said:

“I knew how to do what I was about to go and do, so it was just a matter of having fun. I am so excited to get up to that grandstand because I had no idea my mum and dad were here, and I just got told they were here, so I’m going to run up there as soon as I can.”

Torah, who was born in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, is 23 years of age. She resides part of the year in Salt Lake City, Utah where she is coached by her brother Ben but does also head to New Zealand and Australia as well.

Bright, who had made an appearance at the 2006 Torino Winter Games, placed 5th in the Halfpipe event and undoubtedly was driven to better that and at least medal. She certainly did so. Our congratulations to the very beautiful Torah Bright on her Olympic Gold medal win. The Australian snowboarder’s smile says it all here in this picture. Don’t forget to check out more Torah Bright photos and video below.

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Photos: PR Photos

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