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Sochi Olympics: Kaitlyn Farrington pulls surprise in women's halfpipe
Sochi Olympics: Kaitlyn Farrington pulls surprise in women's halfpipe

SOCHI, Russia — The cowgirl got the gold. Kaitlyn Farrington, the 24-year-old daughter of ski bums in Sun Valley, Idaho, produced the run of her life Wednesday night at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. What resulted was a newly minted Olympic champion in the women's halfpipe who was not even a highly decorated snowboarder with a host of X Games wins or a trendy clothing line. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi Her second-run score of 91.75 gave her a narrow win over Torah Bright of Australia, who had 91.50. Kelly Clark, also of the U.S., won bronze with a score of 90.75, edging U.S. teammate Hannah Teter, who was fourth with 90.50. Not only did Farrington have to go through...

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