After qualifying in first position, Australia’s Torah Bright had the luxury of going last in the 11-woman field (reduced from 12 with the withdrawal of Queralt Castellet), but she crashed out on her opening run.
Bright registered the lowest score of the round (5.9) and therefore had little time to prepare for her second run.
The 23-year-old stuck to her guns and produced a massive 45.0 to shoot to the top of the leaderboard.
See video of Torah Bright’s gold medal winning halfpipe run here
She watched on as the other 10 riders failed to better that.
American Kelly Clark went the closest with a 42.2, but she had to settle for bronze with compatriot Hannah Teter’s first run of 42.4 good enough for silver.
Holly Crawford, the other Australian in the final, pulled out a 30.3 on her second run to finish in eighth place.
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