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Kelly Clark

Olympic Snowboarder

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Snowboarder Kelly Clark talks about her journey to becoming an Olympic gold medalist, the major disappointments she had to overcome after a huge victory, and why sometimes, a bronze can be worth more than gold.
Kelly Clark is a two-time Olympic medalist. She won the gold in 2002 and the bronze in 2010. A trailblazer in women's snowboarding, Clark has upped the game for her sport, pushing the amplitude and setting new records. In 2011, Clark became the first woman to successfully complete a 1080 on the women's halfpipe. In 2013, Clark celebrated her 60th career win, amassing more wins than any male or female snowboarder. At 30-years-old, Clark returns for her fourth Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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The First Snowboarding Games
Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark recalls watching the coverage of the inaugural snowboarding event at the 1998 Olympics and how she knew at age fourteen what she wanted to do with her life.

Small Town Teams
Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark talks about growing up in a small town in Vermont and why co-ed teams were the norm.

One Woman in a Pack of Guys
In this interview, Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark talks about how starting off in a sport dominated by men impacted her as an athlete.

Calculated Risk-Takers
To a spectator, snowboarders may seem like they're off-the-wall risk-takers. But, according to Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark, most athletes in her sport are extremely calculated in their decisions.

Talk Like a Snowboarder
Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark not only impresses with her dominating snowboarding skills, but also by the way she talks about them.

180 Degrees More than Anyone
In this interview, Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark talks about what motivated her to take the extra step, or 180 degrees, and become the first woman to successfully complete a 1080.

Career Peak at 30
Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark never thought she'd be at the peak of her career at 30-years-old. Now that she is, Clark has to go about training differently than her younger self had to.

Helping the Next Generation
Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark talks about how her experience can help up-and-comer snowboarders with the same dream.