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Torah Jane Bright or known as Torah Bright (born December 27, 1986, Cooma, Australia) is an Australian snowboarder. She turned pro at age 14 and finished fifth in snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. She trains in Salt Lake City, Utah. She won gold in the 2010 Winter Olympics.Born to parents Peter and Marion Bright, Bright is the second youngest of five siblings. She grew up in Cooma, New South Wales at the base of the Snowy Mountains, and initially started out as a downhill ski racer. Older brother Ben picked up snowboarding and passed it on to Torah; as she has said, “I’ve never looked back.”

Bright uses a goofy stance and is coached by brother Ben. Older sister Rowena competed in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Bright enjoys basketball and rollerblading.[citation needed]

Bright is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as Mormons). “For me it’s just a way of life – I don’t drink, smoke, drink tea or coffee, or have sex before marriage. I’ve never drunk or smoked but I’ll go out to dance and stay up late and then drive home at the end of the night.”

Bright finished 30th overall at the 2005 World Championships in Whistler, Canada and was runner up for the World Cup title during the 2003–04 season.

Bright entered only two World Cup events during the 2004–05 season, both in February at the 2006 Winter Olympic venue of Bardonecchia. She placed third in both events, qualifying for the Australian Olympic team.

In 2006, Bright earned a silver medal at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. She returned the following year, winning the gold medal in the women’s superpipe event. She is the first Australian snowboarder to ever win gold at the Winter X Games (11), beating Winter Olympic medalists Gretchen Bleiler and Hannah Teter.

In 2007, Bright took first at the Nissan X-Trail Nippon Open in the women’s halfpipe, giving her back-to-back wins in two consecutive competitions. At the 2007 World Super Pipe Championships in Park City, Utah, Bright won first place, beating 2002 Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark. In late 2007, she made the podium for both events in the Roxy Chicken Jam, the final event in the TTR (Ticket to Ride) Snowboard Tour, where she became the 2007 TTR world champion.
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torah bright
In 2007, Bright took first at the Nissan X-Trail Nippon Open in the women’s halfpipe, giving her back-to-back wins in two consecutive competitions. At the 2007 World Super Pipe Championships in Park City, Utah, Bright won first place, beating 2002 Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark. In late 2007, she made the podium for both events in the Roxy Chicken Jam, the final event in the TTR (Ticket to Ride) Snowboard Tour, where she became the 2007 TTR world champion.

In 2010, Bright suffered two concussions while in training for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. She carried the flag for Australia at the opening ceremonies. Qualifying in the number one spot for the final, she crashed out in her first run down and as a result had to run first in the second run. She posted a score of 45.0 which remained the high score through the second run and became the fourth Australian to win a Winter Olympics Gold medal.

torah bright snowboarder australian
torah bright snowboarder australian

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