March 11, 2010
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Torah Bright and Kaitlyn Farrington
Tignes, France Kaitlyn Farrington has competed in the Winter X Games for the past three years, and tonight in the women s Snowboard SuperPipe final, she leaves Winter X Games Europe with her first gold medal. In a field of six women, four of whom were Olympians, Farrington and Bright went head-to-head for the title.
I was already psyched after all my runs because I knew, regardless, I was going to be on the podium with Torah, Farrington said of watching Torah take her last run that would decide the champion.
Farrington led after her first run then had to bump up her difficulty with a backside 900 in run two when Torah Bright took the lead. Bright s third run was her best with a combination of tricks that included a backside and frontside 540, backside air and frontside 720.
X Games is such a huge event to action sports and to have it in France only enhances the culture of action sports on a whole, Bright said of Winter Games coming to Europe. That is why I am here to support the first ever Winter X Games Europe it is history in the making.
France added another medal to their count as Sophie Rodriguez of Grenoble finished with a bronze.
Snowboard SuperPipe Women s
Final Results from Tignes on Thursday, March 11, 2010
Name Bib No. Hometown Score
1. Kaitlyn Farrington 135 Sun Valley, Idaho 97.00
2. Torah Bright 224 Cooma, Australia 95.00
3. Sophie Rodriguez 275 Grenoble, France 87.00
4. Mercedes Nicoll 228 Whistler, Canada 82.33
5. Ellery Hollingsworth 138 Darien, Conn. 79.00
6. Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas 139 Trondheim, Norway 78.66