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Kelly Clark: Strong Enough to Fly

When she was just 18 years old, Kelly Clark captured Half-Pipe Gold at the 2002 Olympics. Twelve years, four Olympiads, and countless contests later, Clark’s trophy case holds three Olympic medals, six
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

USA’s Alex Deibold wins bronze in men’s snowboard cross

France’s Pierre Vaultier won the gold in men’s snowboard cross, Nikolay Qlyunin took the silver, and USA’s Alex Deibold won the bronze Tuesday at the Winter Olympics. Sochi 2013 Men’s Snowboard Cross Final Results Rank Final Rider Nationality 1 Big Final Pierre Vaultier (Gold) FRA 2 Big Final Nikolay Olyunin (Silver) RUS 3 Big Final Alex Deibold (Bronze) USA 4...
Via Sports-Glory
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lindsey Jacobellis falls for third consecutive Olympics, misses medal

Despite being one of the world’s best snowboard cross racers, American Lindsey Jacobellis has had high-profile failures in the Olympics. That trend continued on Sunday, as Jacobellis missed out on a medal thanks to a late fall in the semifinal race. Jacobellis caused a huge firestorm at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, when she fell during the final of the snowboard cross event...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacobellis falters again in women's snowboardcross

Lindsey Jacobellis' tough luck in the Olympics continues. The American snowboarder crashed while leading a semifinal race on Sunday, dashing her chances for gold once again. The 28-year-old Jacobellis was in the lead and well on her way to reaching the finals when she lost her balance coming off a jump at the end of the course at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. She flailed into a...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Farrington edges Bright for women's halfpipe gold

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet USA Snowboarder Hannah Teter (Photos)

Hannah Teter of Belmont, Vermont will be one of numerous women competing in the Women’s Halfpipe event on Wednesday. Teter, 27, claimed the gold medal in the 2006 Olympics from Turin and finished second to Torah Bright in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Below we take a look at some of our favorite photos from Teter’s social media accounts. Teter has had a Ben & Jerry’s...
Via Tireball.com
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The 35 Hottest Pics Of Sexy Olympic Snowboarder Hannah Teter

American snowboarder Hannah Teter is a long way from her home state of Vermont while she competes for gold at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Teter will be competing in the Snowboard Ladies’ Halfpipe and hopes to bring home a gold like she did at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. She has also won the silver medal in women’s halfpipe at the Vancouver Winter Olympics,...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Anderson wins gold in slopestyle at Sochi Games

American Jamie Anderson won gold in the inaugural women’s slopestyle event at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Sunday afternoon with a score of 95.25 to give the U.S. its third medal of the games. Anderson, the 23-year-old from California, was in fifth place before delivering a spectacular final run that included a backside 720 with a mute grab. “Last night, I was so nervous...
Via Sports-Glory
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Norwegian snowboarder takes brutal spill on Sochi slopestyle course

News broke yesterday that snowboarder Shaun White had pulled out of the Slopestyle competition in Sochi, fearing it was too dangerous and not wanting to jeopardize his status for other competitions. And while that may seem a little “soft” to some, we’re starting to see why the course is making some riders nervous. The GIF you see above (via r/Olympics) shows Norwegian snowboarder...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun White pulls out of slopestyle, gets called out by rival

Shaun White has pulled out of the newest Winter Olympic event, slopestyle. White, 27, will focus on the half-pipe event after citing concerns with the slopestyle course. “After much deliberation with my team, I have made the decision to focus solely on trying to bring home the third straight gold medal in halfpipe for Team USA,” White said in a statement. “The difficult decision...
Via Tireball.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Costas calls snowboarding Olympics event 'Jackass stuff'

Bob Costas made a recent appearance on “Today” for an interview with Matt Lauer about NBC’s upcoming coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. During a discussion regarding some new events that will debut in Sochi, Lauer turned the discussion to slopestyle, a new snowboarding event. Given Costas’ smarmy comments, he’s not impressed with the […]The post Bob Costas goes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

GoPro footage released of Shaun White ripping off Double Cork 1440

As he prepares to once again dominate the Winter Olympics after festivities kick off in Sochi on Feb. 7, Shaun White spent some time practicing on a custom-built halfpipe designed and constructed by SnowPark Technologies and GoPro in Perisher, Australia. In a video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, White is shown pulling off a new […]The post GoPro releases footage of Shaun White...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Snowboarding Kelly Clark off to smooth start in Olympic quest

Kelly Clark began her quest for a third Olympic snowboarding medal in strong fashion Wednesday, finishing first on the halfpipe in preliminaries of the season's opening Olympic qualifier. Clark, who won gold in 2002 and bronze in 2010, scored 94.8 on her second run and will get to go last in Saturday's finals of the Dew Tour iOn Mountain Championships, the first of five...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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