Kelly Clark does a backside air on her way to winning the goal medal in the women's halfpipe snowboard during Winter X Games 2012. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Sport)
ASPEN, CO (Jan. 27) – Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) scored gold at the Winter X Games to secure her 13th consecutive competition with a 93.66 as part of a U.S. Snowboarding sweep of the halfpipe snowboarding. On her final run she soared 14 feet out of pipe with a hugh frontside 1080 to secure the victory. Teammate Elena Hight (South Lake Tahoe, CA) was next wtih an 83.66 and birthday girl Hannah Teter (Belmont, VT) won the bronze on the same day she turned 25. The win was Clark's third major win of the year after opening wins at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper and Breckenridge Dew Tour.
Kelly Clark scored a 93.66 and won her 13th consecutive event
Clark's win was her fourth Winter X Games gold
Clark became the first woman to win back-to-back gold medals in Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe
Clark's winning run included a front side air, a back 540, front 1080, cab 720 and a front 540.
Clark's medal was her ninth in the Winter X Games
Elena Hight's 83.66 locked her into second place
Hannah Teter's bronze was her sixth Winter X Games medal
Teter turned 25 on the same day she scored 76 points to win the bronze
"I take it one run at a time and every contest is an opportunity to meet my goals, I am really happy to come out on top and I am so happy to be here and happy with my riding, which is so important."
"I had the best season of my life last year and I didn't expect the streak to keep going. I think the things that I prioritized are really paying big dividends right now. I am really enjoying myself and learning new things."