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Why she's a badass: Not sure what's more intimidating about 27-year-old Torah Bright: the fact that she has two gold and two silver X Games medals in the superpipe or that she's the reigning Olympic champion in the halfpipe. The latter makes this Aussie the woman to beat in Sochi, and not just on the pipe. She's also gunning to medal in slopestyle, which makes its debut this Winter Olympics. And why not add a new event to her already bright lineup? “It’s all just snowboarding,” she told Olympics.org. “If I can find the fun in anything I do, I get the most out of myself. And that’s what happening with doing these three different disciplines.”
Gnarliest trick: Switch backside 720, a super-complicated double rotation with a blind landing. It's considered one of the hardest and most daunting spins in the sport.
Update: On January 22, Torah dropped out of the X Games, saying she wanted to focus on Sochi.
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