Torah holds head high as Olympic event takes off

AUSTRALIAN golden girl Torah Bright got her Sochi Olympics off to a solid start last night, finishing seventh in the first ever women's slopestyle event at this level.

The Cooma-born competitor finished with scores of 64.75 and 66.25, before American Jamie Anderson won the event with a near-flawless second run of 95.25.

Bright's hand touched the surface while attempting a cab 900 on her second run, putting the Vancouver 2010 halfpipe gold medallist out of contention for another podium finish at an Olympic event.

Last year's X-Games gold medallist and favourite Anderson pulled off a cab 720, a huge switch backside 540 and an impressive frontside 700 in near textbook fashion on her second run to give her the victory.

Finland's Enni Rukajarvi and Great Britain's Jenny Jones finished on the podium behind Anderson, with Jones picking up Britain's first Olympic medal in a snow event.

Earlier, there was concern for the Czech Republic's Sarka Pancochova, who had a nasty fall which cracked her helmet in two places. Thankfully, she only seemed mildly concussed afterwards.

 

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2. United States
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3. Germany
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4. Russia
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5. Canada
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6. Netherlands
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7. Switzerland
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8. Belarus
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9. France
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