Kelly Clark: Best Practice For Big Events Is Doing Big Events - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Kelly Clark: Best Practice For Big Events Is Doing Big Events

Posted: Updated:

Snowboarder Kelly Clark earnead a fourth trip to the Olympics this weekend with a win in the final found of the U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain.  Actually, the two-time Olympic medalist won it before that final found.

Already owning the lead after a first round 95, she had no one to beat but herself. Clark could have just taken a victory slide down the pipe, but that just wouldn't have been her style.

"I've never really wanted to have a contest be a motivator for me," she Told Summit Daily after her final run. "At the end of the day I don't want to be letting contests determine what kind of snowboarding runs I do. It was more important for me to walk away and do the run I really wanted to do."

So instead she threw down a final run that earned her a near perfect score, 98, in part due to a near flawless frontside 1080. It was a performance made all the more impressive by how Clark started her day.

"I got some kind of bug this morning, and I was literally on the couch till 5:30 p.m. and my practice was kind of a nightmare."

Kelly Clark joins Steve Edwards and Lisa Breckenridge on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Kelly Clark:

1) She is a snowboarder born in the village of West Dover in the town of Dover, Vermont. She has been snowboarding since she was 7 years old, and began competing in 1999. She became a member of the US Snowboard team in 2000, and later won a gold medal in the Winter Olympics.

2) In 2007/2008 she finished World No.3 on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour and in 2008/2009 Kelly finished World No.1 on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour.

3) Kelly Clark trained for competitive snowboarding at Mount Snow Academy in Vermont and graduated in spring 2001. She won a gold medal for women's halfpipe at the 2002 Winter Olympics and competed in the halfpipe event again in the 2006 Winter Olympics. Her last run started off in spectacular fashion; however, she missed a landing later in the run and ended up placing fourth behind fellow Americans Hannah Teter and Gretchen Bleiler, as well as Norwegian Kjersti Buaas. In the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Kelly won a bronze medal in the halfpipe after placing third behind American silver medalist Hannah Teter and Australian Torah Bright.

Twitter: @kellyclarkfdn

Instagram: kellyclarkfdn

Facebook: Kelly Clark

  • Experts and Other GuestsExperts and Other GuestsMore>>

  • 'American Idol' Castoff Dexter Roberts: It Was A Fun Ride

    'American Idol' Castoff Dexter Roberts: It Was A Fun Ride

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:29:25 GMT
    Dexter Roberts was with us. He was eliminated last night on ‘American Idol', and now that the judges have used their one save for the season, there was no second chance.
    Dexter Roberts was with us. He was eliminated last night on ‘American Idol', and now that the judges have used their one save for the season, there was no second chance.
  • Movie Critic Matt Atchity: Another Mixed Bag At The Movies

    Movie Critic Matt Atchity: Another Mixed Bag At The Movies

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:30:21 GMT
    Matt Atchity is the editor in chief for the pop-culture website "Rotten Tomatoes." He also hosts a new show on Sirius XM called "Rotten Tomatoes Radio." The weekly one hour call in show airs Tuesdays.
    Matt Atchity is the editor in chief for the pop-culture website "Rotten Tomatoes." He also hosts a new show on Sirius XM called "Rotten Tomatoes Radio." The weekly one hour call in show airs Tuesdays.
  • Jesse Katz: Yasiel Puig's Journey

    Jesse Katz: Yasiel Puig's Journey

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:47:12 GMT
    Since the time Yasiel Puig came to the Dodgers, there have been rumors about how he was able to defect from Cuba. Some of the rumors seemed to wild to believe, but apparently many of them are true.
    Since the time Yasiel Puig came to the Dodgers, there have been rumors about how he was able to defect from Cuba. Some of the rumors seemed to wild to believe, but apparently many of them are true.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices