Shaun White initially held everyone’s high hopes when it came to the U.S. Olympic team’s chances of winning the snowboard halfpipe, but when it came time for the actual event, it was all about the ladies.
After Shaun White‘s disappointing fourth-place finish during the Feb. 11 men’s halfpipe, the pressure was on U.S. Olympians Kaitlyn Farrington, Kelly Clark, and Hannah Teter when they hit the slopes for the Feb. 12 ladies’ event. So, how did they do? Click below to find out!
U.S. Snowboarders Kaitlyn Farrington & Kelly Clark Stun In Ladies’ Halfpipe
Score one for the ladies! Sorry, scratch that — score two for the ladies.
24-year-old Kaitlyn handed the U.S. its third gold medal during the halfpipe event on Feb. 12, demolishing her competition with a score of 91.75. Defending gold medalist Torah Bright of Australia scored 91.5 on her second run to move into second place, while Kaitlyn’s 30-year-old teammate Kelly took the bronze with a 90.75. (Not too shabby for a woman who won the gold in 2002 — she’s literally been an Olympian for 12 years!)
In fourth place was Hannah Teter, who won gold in the halfpipe in 2006 and silver in 2010. The 27-year-old scored an impressive 90.50 after a disappointing 26.75 first run, after expressing disappointment in the halfpipe conditions days before the event.
So in case math ain’t your thing (is it anyone’s thing?), the U.S. ladies’ snowboarding team took three of the top four spots in the halfpipe. Bad. Ass.
What do you think about the ladies’ epic win, HollywoodLifers? Are you happy for them, or still majorly bumming about Shaun White?
— Shaunna Murphy
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