About Torah Bright:
Torah Bright is a professional snowboarder from Australia. She has been competing professionally since 2001, and has won four Winter X-Games medals, as well as a slew of other awards and accolades. She has represented Australia at both the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
Born: December 27, 1986 (Age 23)
Hometown: Cooma, Australia
Resides: Cooma, Australia
Home Mountain: Perisher Blue, Australia
Torah has kept it in the family when it comes to her career, being coached by her older brother Ben, who is a mainstay at the top of the pipe during her competitions.
Torah Bright Career Highlights:
Well known on the women's snowboard tour, Torah Bright has won four Winter X-Games medals in the halfpipe - two Gold and two Silver - as well as the 2007 TTR Championship and the 2007 World Superpipe Championship. In February of 2010, Bright was honored as the flag bearer for the Australian delegation at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where she went on to win the Gold medal in the Women's Halfpipe competition.
Pushing Her Sport:
Late in 2009, video footage
surfaced on the Internet showing Bright practicing a double flip in the halfpipe in Cadrona, New Zealand. While the clip "only" showed her practicing a double backflip, speculation that she could pull out the hottest trick on the men's tour - the double cork
- was running rampant in the days leading up to the Women's Halfpipe event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. In the end, she decided not to throw the trick, riding a more "stock" run consisting of backside 720's and other tricks en route to her Gold medal win.