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Hannah Teter wins silver, Kelly Clark bronze in women's halfpipe

February 18, 2010 |  7:00 pm


There were 11 entrants in the women's halfpipe final Thursday night at the Vancouver Winter Olympics (there are usually 12, but one, Queralt Castellet of Spain, had to withdraw because of an injury). The U.S. had four of the 11 entrants, so odds for a medal were pretty good. But gold wasn't meant to be.

They ended up with two, as Hannah Teter won the silver with 42.4 points. Kelly Clark won the bronze with 42.2 points. The gold went to Torah Bright of Australia with 45.0 points.

Gretchen Bleiler of the U.S. fell on both of her runs. Elena Hight was in eighth after the first run, then crashed in the second.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver, Canada

Photo: Hannah Teter competes in her first run. Credit: Kyle Terada, US Presswire.