Australia's Torah Bright first experienced the Olympics in 2006 as a 19-year-old and finished fifth in women's halfpipe. In Vancouver, she passed the competition, winning gold, which was the first Olympic snowboarding medal for Australia. Leading up to the 2010 Winter Games, Bright endured concussions. In 2013, Bright won bronze in the FIS Snowboarding World Championships in slopestyle. In Sochi, Bright will attempt to compete in three snowboarding events: halfpipe, slopestyle and boardercross. Now residing in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bright comes from a winter sports family. Her older sister was an Olympic alpine skier in 2002 and her older brother, who’s now her coach, was a pro snowboarder.
- 2010 Winter Olympics - Gold
- 2010 U.S. Grand Prix, Park City - Gold
- 2009 FIS World Championships, Bardonecchia - Gold
- 2009 Dew Tour, Northstar - Gold
- 2009 Winter X Games - Gold
- 2008 TTR World Tour, overall standings - Silver
- 2008 Winter X Games - Silver
- 2007 New Zealand Open - Gold
- 2007 Winter X Games (halfpipe) - Gold
- 2006 U.S. Open, Stratton - Gold
- 2006 Winter Olympics - 5th
- 2006 Winter X Games - Silver
Things To Know
- Claims her house in Salt Lake City is haunted by a ghost, who she named Herbert.
- Moved to Canada at 14 to start snowboarding full time.
- Spent much of the pre-Olympic training time in 2006 in Gaylord, Mich., a small town located four hours north of Detroit. The Otsego Club, a private alpine skiing and golf club, built Bright and her team a 22-foot Olympic caliber superpipe.