Kelly Clark is one of the rare Winter Olympic athletes left competing that participated in the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Her first Games were her most successful, winning gold in the women's halfpipe as an 18-year-old. In 2006 in Torino, she just missed the podium finishing fourth, but redeemed herself in 2010 when she won bronze in Vancouver. In addition to being a common face on the Olympic podium, Clark has also dominated at the Winter X Games. The 30-year-old has won eight gold medals, including winning at both X Games from 2011-2013. Clark's is also a four-time U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix overall winner (2007-2010). Clark won the Olympic test event on the Sochi halfpipe in February 2013, despite poor weather conditions.
- 2013 World Snowboard Tour Rankings - 1st
- 2013 U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO - Silver
- 2013 Euro Winter X Games - Gold
- 2013 Winter X Games - Gold
- 2012 World Snowboard Tour Rankings - 1st
- 2012 Euro Winter X Game - Gold
- 2012 Winter X Games - Gold
- 2011 U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain - Gold
- 2011 U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain - Gold
- 2011 Euro Winter X Games - Gold
- 2011 Winter X Games - Gold
- 2010 Winter Olympics - Bronze
- 2009 World Snowboard Tour Rankings - 1st
- 2009 Winter X Games - Silver
- 2008 Winter X Games - Silver
- 2006 Winter Olympics - 4th
- 2006 Winter X Games - Gold
- 2004 Winter X Games - Silver
- 2002 Winter Olympics - Gold
- 2002 Winter X Games - Gold
Things To Know
- Clark was born in Newport, R.I., and lived there until she was six years old.
- Her family owns a popular family restaurant, TC's, in West Dover, Vt.
- She competed in Vancouver while listening to "You Shall Love Me" by the Christian singer-songwriter Misty Edwards.
- Took up surfing during the summer of 1997 while vacationing on Block Island, R.I.
- Established the Kelly Clark Foundation in 2010 in order to provide financial assistance to young snowboarders in need.