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Kaitlynn Farrington AppearancesUS woman snowboarder, Kaitlyn Farrington restored a little bit of luster to Team USA’s Winter Olympics on Wednesday, taking back U.S. supremacy on the halfpipe that Shaun White and friends lost the night before.

Farrington edged defending champion Torah Bright of Australia and American teammate Kelly Clark to win gold in the final at an almost tropical Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Farrington posted a score of 91.75 during her second run, just good enough to beat Bright’s 91.50.

Clark, who smacked the wall during her first run of the finals, recovered to earn bronze and win her third Olympic medal.

“I fought to get in finals,” Farrington said. “I did all three rounds. To come out on top, I couldn’t believe it.”

Farrington, who grew up in Idaho and now lives in Salt Lake City, had spent most of the run-up to the Games playing second-fiddle to Clark, the 2002 Olympic champion. The 24-year-old had to navigate the semifinals to reach the medal round before responding brilliantly to edge two of the sport’s greats.

On a halfpipe looking more like a bowl of mashed potatoes than the icy track necessary to put on a top-notch show, Farrington survived. She was second behind teammate Hannah Teter after the first round of finals, then put together her finest work of the day to top the leaderboard. Farrington connected a backward 720-degree (2 turn) spin with a backward 900-degree (2½ turn) spin, one of the most technically demanding sequences of the night.

There were hugs all around when she finished and her score flashed, though she was forced to watch two of the sport’s best riders take one final run to try and win their second Olympic gold. If your company is interested in booking Kaitlyn Farrington or other Winter Olympic athletes, contact us at 1.888.246.7141.

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