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Bright wins women's halfpipe gold

Updated: February 19, 2010, 1:34 AM ET
Associated Press

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Torah Bright brought a glint of sanity to a messy night on the halfpipe. She walked away with -- what else? -- a shiny, Olympic gold medal.

Under pressure after falling on her first run Thursday night, the Aussie strung five technically superior jumps together on her second attempt and landed them all for the perfect capper to a four-year ride full of injuries, experiments and, ultimately, victory.

She scored 45 points to defeat defending ...

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