WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia(AP)—Four years ago, U.S. moguls skier Hannah Kearney sat in the stands in Turin after collapsing and placing a dismal 22nd in the qualifying round as Canadian Jenn Heil proudly climbed atop the podium for gold.
Kearney put up a scintillating run in front of the heavily pro-Canadian crowd.
Moments after Heil put up a score of 25.69 to catapult into first place, Kearney put together the run of a lifetime. The skier who admits she was once afraid of being upside down completed a backflip and a 360-degree turn before blazing across the finish line with the fastest time of the night.
Source: AP News
Photos by: Mike Blake (Reuters), Jamie Squire(Getty Images), Mark J. Terrill (AP Photo)
・Hannah Kearney (US) – Gold
・Jenn Heil (Canada) – Silver
・Shannon Bahrke (US) – Bronze
Anyone else wanna see more of that 18-year-old high-flyer from Canada? Frakkin’ awesome that Chloe Dufour-Lapointe is. Too bad she caught a wedge in her final run and she fumbled somewhere (was that her or Heather McPhie?).
Also got to watch Men’s Luge but I got bored.
Simon Ammann of Switzerland won the Normal Hill Jump gold.
Apolo Ohno got silver in the 5000m Speed Skating event. Will watch it in a few after the Women’s Moguls video I got off EZTV. Yay EZTV!
I can’t wait for the Snowboarding Events. Here’s hoping Hannah Teter and Lindsay Jacobellis are up for great performances.