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Torah Bright Torah Bright

Athlete Biography

Torah Bright was on skis at the age of two, snowboarding at 11, and had turned professional by the time she was 14. From there her trajectory to the podium at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, clutching a shiny gold medal, seemed almost ordained.

Her achievements include three times world super-pipe champion (2006, 2007 and 2008); three times Nippon Open winner (2005, 2007, 2008); three times winner US Open champion (2006, 2008, 2009); overall winner of the 2007 Burton global open series; winner of the 2007 TTR women's world tour; twice winner of the winter X-Games title (2007, 2009). She also won gold and a World Cup title in 2009 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.

In 2010 she carried the Australian flag in the Olympic Opening Ceremony, before winning the gold medal in the Snowboard Halfpipe. In the event, she crashed on the first of her two runs, but leapt into first place on the second with a series of gravity-defying tricks, culminating in a switch backside 720 - a double spinning manoeuvre performed by no other woman.

In the 2013/14 season, Bright made history, by qualifying for the Sochi 2014 Games in all three snowboarding disciplines - Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Snowboard Cross. She won a bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships in Slopestyle and placed 16th and 10th at two World Cups in the new Olympic discipline. In the same season she also grabbed gold in the Superpipe at the prestigious Dew Tour, all the while focusing her World Cup campaign on Snowboard Cross. She broke through for a finals berth in the Andorra World Cup at the start of 2014, finishing eighth.

Her older sister, Rowena competed in Alpine Skiing at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

Schedule and Results

Start lists for Australian athletes will be available as soon as they are allocated. Please note this can be as late as within 24 hours before the scheduled start time of the event. Medal events, regardless of Australian participation, will also be displayed here.

Day -1, Feb 06 2014

Snowboard
(Local) / 2:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List
Ladies' SBS Qualif. Heat 1 Run 1
Torah Bright
(Local) / 2:22 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' SBS Qualif. Heat 1 Run 2
Torah Bright

Day 2, Feb 09 2014

Snowboard
(Local) / 1:15 PM (Sochi)
Start List
Ladies' SBS Final Run 1
Torah Bright 6th (64.75)
(Local) / 1:49 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' SBS Final Run 2 Medal Event
Torah Bright 6th (66.25)
USA Jamie Anderson FIN Enni Rukajarvi GBR Jenny Jones

Day 5, Feb 12 2014

Snowboard
(Local) / 4:00 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' HP Qualif. Heat 2 Run 1
Torah Bright 1st (93.00)
(Local) / 4:35 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' HP Qualif. Heat 2 Run 2
Torah Bright 12th (28.75)
(Local) / 9:30 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' HP Final Run 1
Torah Bright 8th (58.25)
(Local) / 9:59 PM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' HP Final Run 2 Medal Event
Torah Bright 2nd (91.50)
USA Kaitlyn Farrington AUS Torah Bright USA Kelly Clark

Day 9, Feb 16 2014

Snowboard
(Local) / 11:00 AM (Sochi)
Start List Results
Ladies' SBX Seeding Run 1
Torah Bright 20th (1:25.32)
(Local) / 11:50 AM (Sochi)
Start List
Ladies' SBX Seeding Run 2
Torah Bright 3rd (1:23.96)
(Local) / 1:24 PM (Sochi)
Ladies' SBX Quarterfinal 4
Torah Bright

Fast Facts

Sport
Snowboard
Status
Selected
Event
Halfpipe Women, Slopestyle Women, Snowboard Cross Women
Nickname
T-Bone
Height
161cm
Weight
57kg
Age
27
Born
Cooma, NSW, Australia
Residence
United States of America

Olympic Information

2010 Vancouver - Snowboard (Halfpipe - 1st)
2006 Torino - Snowboard (Halfpipe - 5th)

Recent Performances

  • 8th (Race 1 - Snowboard Cross), 13th (Race 2) - 2014 World Cup (Vallnord-Arcalis, Andorra)
  • 10th (Slopestyle) - 2014 World Cup (Stoneham, Canada)
  • 1st (Halfpipe), 23rd (Slopestyle) - 2013 Dew Tour (Breckenridge, Colorado)
  • 23rd (Snowboard Cross) - 2013 World Cup (Lake Louise, Canada)
  • 20th (Snowboard Cross) - 2013 World Cup (Montafon, Austria)

Training

Coach
Ben Bright
Institute/Academy
Bright Snowboard Academy
Training Base in Australia
Perisher, NSW
Training Base Overseas
Park City Mountain Resort

Career Highlights

  • Winning the Olympic gold medal in Snowboard Halfpipe at the 2010 Games

Education

Primary
Cooma North Primary (Cooma, NSW)
Secondary
Snowy Mountains Grammar (Jindabyne, NSW)

Q&A

What is your favourite competition venue?
Aspen - X Games

Who is your favourite person to follow on twitter?
@WomenOfHistory and @iTweetFacts

What is your goal for Sochi?
Enjoy the ride and put in a good show.

Who is your sports hero?
Muhammad Ali

"Life your life with honor, humility, love, laughter and passion always within you." - unknown

WRAP: No luck for Aussies in SBX

WRAP: No luck for Aussies in SBX

SNOWBOARD CROSS: One of the few constants with snowboard cross is “expect the unexpected” and that’s exactly how the men’s and women’s events unfolded.

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Brockhoff and Bright pushed to the limit

Brockhoff and Bright pushed to the limit

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Australian speed-demons Belle Brockhoff and Torah Bright have been pushed to the limit in the women’s Snowboard Cross event, full of thrills and spills.

PREVIEW: Bright, Brockhoff brace for boardercross

PREVIEW: Bright, Brockhoff brace for boardercross

SNOWBOARD CROSS: Torah Bright admits that about 18 months ago some people questioned her decision to enter the unique world of Snowboard Cross, but in the event’s Olympic Winter Games final on February 16, she hopes to have the last laugh.

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Exclusive fan e-news

Busy day for Bright

Busy day for Bright

Even winning a silver medal at the Olympics doesn’t get you a sleep in, as Torah Bright proved on Thursday. The Snowboard Halfpipe silver medallist spent the day sharing her Olympic adventure with audiences around the world.

It’s our nation’s medal: Bright

It’s our nation’s medal: Bright

SNOWBOARD: After what must have been a sleepless night for Australia’s greatest ever female Winter Olympian Torah Bright has dedicated her silver medal to the nation she represents so proudly.

Silver for Bright in epic Halfpipe final

Silver for Bright in epic Halfpipe final

SNOWBOARD - HALFPIPE: Torah Bright has produced a sensational final run in the women’s Halfpipe final to clinch silver – Australia’s first medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

Wake up Australia, Torah Bright won Silver

Wake up Australia, Torah Bright won Silver

BLOG: As some of Australia slept, many in the sunburnt country were up screaming at the TV! Defending Olympic Champion Torah Bright launched into the Snowboard Halfpipe Final with the momentum of #TorahTime right behind her. And didn't the final live up to expectations! #GoAUS