Torah wins gold medal in olympic snowboarding

Torah BrightIs she Jewish? No, Torah Bright is not a Jew. She is a Mormon. But we could not resist that headline!
Torah Bright wins gold medal

Australian snowboarder Torah Bright has won gold in the women's half-pipe at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

After falling on her first attempt in the final, the 23-year-old had a near perfect run in her second attempt to post a score of 45 and claim gold ahead of Americans Hannah Teter and Kelly Clark.

Fellow Aussie Holly Crawford finished eighth.

The town of Cooma in New South Wales' Snowy Mountains is celebrating the Olympic Gold Medal won by their local.

Acting Mayor of the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council, Dean Lynch, says the whole town is proud of its home-grown hero.

Bright's gold is Australia's first at the Games.
[hat tip to david]

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