X Games

Sochi 2014, a photo retrospective

Grid
16 of 18
Previous
Next

Kelly Clark ~ Halfpipe bronze

Photograph By Nick Atkins/sceneimages.com

With 70 career halfpipe wins to her credit coming into the Olympics, including seven X Games SuperPipe golds, Clark was the clear favorite to win a medal in Sochi. A difficult pipe made riding conditions tough, however, and after qualifying in the top spot, she was unable to put down the run she was looking for in the finals, and had to settle for bronze.

This is hardly an unimpressive achievement. Clark is now the only snowboarder to have three Olympic medals -- she also holds a gold from 2002 and bronze from 2010 -- and is the only American to have won individual medals 12 years apart.