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USA’s Farrington Upsets Former Champions for Halfpipe Gold 

Krasnaya Polyana, Russia (MunichNOW News/dpa) - Kaitlyn Farrington of United States upset a field including the last three Olympic champions on Wednesday to capture the women’s halfpipe gold medal in her Winter Games debut.

United States’ Kaitlyn Farrington competes on her way to win the women’s snowboard halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

The 24-year-old Farrington collected a score of 91.75 points on the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park pipe to become the fifth different halfpipe gold medallist in five Olympic Games.

The 2010 gold medallist Torah Bright of Australia took the silver with a score of 91.50 while the 2002 champion and 2010 bronze medallist Kelly Clark of the United States captured the bronze on a score of 90.75.

The 2006 gold medallist and 2010 silver medal winner Hannah Teter failed to make the podium in finishing fourth with a mark of 90.50.

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