Being on skis at the age of two and strapping on a board ever since the age of 11, Torah Bright is what you can simply call a snow lover.
A fact which also helped her fast improving career which kicked off just three years later.
Another two years later, being only 16 years old, the pizza addict claimed her career's first halfpipe World Cup podium at Whistler as runner up also finishing the 2004 season in second position of the World Cup ranking by bringing home her first ever World Cup win at Bardonecchia.
Although the halfpipe at Melezet seemed to suit her talents – Torah is still one of the chosen one, male or female, being able to throw down a switch McTwist 720 in competition – Bardonecchia had also a big set-back in store for her.
Being one of the odds on favourites for the 2006 Olympic title, Bright, who calls Mother Teresa her hero, missed the podium as fifth.
However, four years later, it was time for her redemption when the carrier of the Australian flag in the Olympic Opening Ceremony leapt into first place in the Vancouver Olympic women's halfpipe finals after sitting in eleventh position due to a crash in her first run.
With her biggest achievement and proudest accomplishment locked in, Torah then tried some new paths, including a change of the coaching staff.
But after only one year of working together with Bud Keene, who has coached Shaun White to two Olympic medals, Bright is back again with her brother Ben.
Torah splits her time between her home of Salt Lake City, her training ground of New Zealand, and her homeland of Australia focusing on the 2014 Olympics thus also aiming for a historic first.
The 2013 FIS Snowboard World Championships Slopestyle Bronze medallist wants to become the first ever athlete to start at three different Olympic snowboard events: halfpipe, slopestyle and snowboard cross.
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