With todays big news that Shaun White has pulled out of slopestyle to concentrate on the pipe, we’re wondering has Torah taken on too much this Winter Olympics?
In case you hadn’t heard, Torah Bright is on to compete in 3 disciplines at Sochi: snowboard cross, slopestyle and halfpipe. Yup, one was just not enough for the talented shredder. With a heap of medals to her name already, she is the reigning Olympic halfpipe champion having taken Gold in Vancouver in 2010. With todays big news that Shaun White has pulled out of competing in slopestyle, opting to concentrate all his efforts on the pipe, we’re wondering if it’s too much to take on more than one? Torah is going to have to bring her tricks to the slopestyle course tomorrow and Sunday. Then go big in the pipe on Wednesday, to finish it all off the following Sunday racing down the boarder cross course. Phewww, tired us out just typing all that!
Yes, it’s a lot to take on, but she makes history being the first ever snowboarder to qualify for all 3. And so far she’s been positive on the slopestyle course, unlike Shaun was. Her mentality is also different, as Torah puts it: “snowboarding and whether I win or not does not define who I am as a human”. So it really is the taking part that counts. She may not be going for Gold in all three (not even the favourite in slopestyle or snowboard cross) but she’ll give it her best and we think she’ll justify her place in the competition in all 3 disciplines.
If anyone can do it, it’s Torah Bright! But can she do a triple? And we’re not talking the trick…
Also, check out our chat , ‘The Difference Between Torah Bright and Shaun White’ posted up in October last year.