Torah Bright: It Takes Courage by Torah BrightThis is Torah’s heartfelt account of growing up in a close knit Mormon family and follows the highs and lows of Torah’s professional snowboarding career during which became the first Australian Snowboarder to achieve a Gold medal in the Winter Olympics.
She talks about:
A serious head injury which threatened to end Torah’s snowboarding career.
Torah’s relationship with her brother and coach,
Ben, and why he walked out on her.
Torah’s short marriage to American pro snowboarder Jake Welch and why she nearly gave up her career as a result.
Losing her friend, Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, in an accident during a training session causing Torah to spiral into depression and do some serious soul searching.
The controversy she caused at the recent Winter Olympics where Torah and Ben were openly critical of the event courses, raising safety concerns and making headlines back in Australia.
Dealing with the International Olympic Committees ban on her displaying the sticker to commemorate Sarah Burke on her snowboard or helmet when competing at the Sochi Olympics.
Winter Olympics 2018: Torah Bright out of PyeongChang Games
Torah Jane Bright born 27 December is an Australian professional snowboarder. In Bright became the first Olympic athlete male or female to qualify for all three snowboarding disciplines; halfpipe, slopestyle and boarder-cross. Her parents named her " Torah " after her sister Rowena learned from her Jewish piano teacher that the name referred to the Jewish name for the first five books of the Tanakh and meant "bearer of a great spiritual message" and suggested the name for her new sister. She started out as a downhill ski racer. Bright's brother, Ben, is also a professional snowboarder and remains her coach.
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The Australian Olympic Committee has unveiled what it believes is its best ever Winter Games team despite gold and silver medallist Torah Bright's omission. Bright, 31, is one of the country's most successful Olympians but has been left out of the strong team to compete in PyeongChang from February 9 after starting her qualification campaign too late. Omitted: Torah Bright was Australia's flagbeared at the Games. Sadly after sustaining a few injuries I will not be able to compete at the upcoming Olympics," Bright said on Twitter on Thursday. Continuing to push the boundaries with snowboarding and inspiring projects. Australia's bid to win a medal at a sixth straight Winter Games will be led by world champions Britt Cox moguls and Scotty James snowboard halfpipe , alongside world No.
Bright gave the word of approval on an Australian TV morning show video here. Bright is arguably the greatest Australian Winter Olympian, winning halfpipe gold in and silver in She competed in three snowboarding events in Sochi — halfpipe, slopestyle seventh and snowboard cross 18th. Halfpipe and slopestyle are essentially the same thing if you are riding. They help each other. She finished second in halfpipe behind U. OlympicTalk is on Apple News.