The Women's Halfpipe competition is set to get underway shortly, and the buzz surrounding Torah Bright possibly throwing a double-cork is growing by the minute. The trick, which has become the hottest move on the men's tour this season, involves the rider performing two diagonal flips while spinning anywhere from 900 to 1080 - that's two and a half to three full rotations! It's become a "must have" for the men, but until this point, no woman has even attempted the move in competition. Tonight may change all that.
Bright will face stiff competition, as American Hannah Teter looks to defend her Gold medal from the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. Teter's teammate Gretchen Bleiler is coming off a Winter X-Games Gold in the halfpipe, placing her high on the list of potential medal contenders tonight as well.
Torah Bright's reputation as a fierce competitor (she suffered not one, but two concussions while training recently) precedes her, which will only serve to make tonight's women's halfpipe competition that much more exciting. Qualifiers start at 3:30 p.m. EST, with the finals scheduled for 9 p.m. EST.