Monday, February 13, 2006

Torah Still A Bright Spot

Torah Bright see here, the LDS Olympic hopeful kept her golden hopes alive as she advanced to the Turin Olympic final. She apparently had a "gloomy" start, but turned things around in her second qualifying run:

PHEW, that was close. Australia's spectacular snowboarder Torah Bright had to go into the second qualifying run to make the Turin Olympic final, but she did so in style. As the weather warmed up from minus seven to minus one degree, Bright too started to sizzle . . .

Bright, whose name means "Enlightened One", comes from a Mormon family and she is an anomaly in the snowboard world of radical cool. But Bright, whose sunny nature complements her photographic looks, fits right in: if only that some of the men are envious of her tricks and ability. She had skipped most of the world cup season to train for the Olympics and recover from an appendicitis operation, that she said took more out of her than expected. But at her first competition this season at the high profile X Games in Aspen she was second - to Clark.
I have absolutely no idea how they do that stuff . . .but it sure is fun to watch.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ian said...

I chalk it all up to being able to work closely with the laws of physics. It is one thing to understand how it is done, and it is another to actually do it.

Monday, February 13, 2006 2:47:00 PM  
Blogger Guy Murray said...

If I were a drinking man, Ian . . . I'd drink to that observation. In fact, I'd have to have quite a few to attempt to break the laws of physics these snowboarders do. It is amazing

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 10:03:00 PM  

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