United States' Kaitlyn Farrington competes to win the gold medal in the women's snowboard halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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American Kaitlyn Farrington stunned three former champions to win the Olympic gold medal in the women's snowboarding halfpipe by the narrowest of margins at the Sochi Games Wednesday.The 24-year-old nailed her second run to score 91.75 and claim the title ahead of Australia's defending champion Torah Bright, who was awarded 91.50 for her second effort.American Kelly Clark, the 2002 champion, was awarded 90.75 for the final run of the night to take the bronze and become the first snowboarder to win three Olympic medals after also finishing third in Vancouver.
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