The first woman to successfully land a 1080 in competition, Kelly Clark has been a member of the U.S. Snowboarding for well over a decade. A three-time Olympic medalist, she is currently competing in her fifth Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Born on July 26, 1983, in Newport, Rhode Island, Kelly Clark began snowboarding at the age of seven. By the time she was in her mid-teens, she was taking part in competitions. In 2000, she officially joined the U.S. Snowboard Team. Two years later, she represented the United States for the first time at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
How Kelly Clark Became Famous
At the age of nineteen, she rose to prominence after winning a gold medal in the women’s halfpipe event at the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City.
Four years later, she participated in her second Winter Games in Turin, Italy. Ultimately, however, she placed fourth, behind Hannah Teter and Gretchen Bleiler.
Over the next several years, Clark continued to prove herself to be a talented snowboarder at the Winter X Games. In 2006, she won her first gold medal at the event, for the superpipe discipline. Since then, she has gone on to win four additional golds (back-to-back from 2011 to 2014).
Kelly Clark’s Other Achievements
In 2010, she represented the U.S. at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Competing in the halfpipe event, she successfully finished on the podium, with a bronze medal.
A year later, she would become the first female snowboarder to land a 1080 in competition. To this day, she is still one of only a handful to be able to achieve such a feat.
Later in 2014, she repeated her previous success for a second bronze medal at the Winter Games in Sochi.
Currently, Kelly Clark is representing the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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Kelly Clark’s Other Social Media Accounts
Kelly Clark’s Personal Facebook?
Want to support the Olympic snowboarder? You can visit her Facebook fan page here
What is Kelly Clark’s Twitter?
You can view her tweets on Twitter by clicking here
What is Kelly Clark’s Instagram?
Interested in her photo feed? You can check it out on Instagram here
What is Kelly Clark’s Youtube?
From what we can tell, Kelly Clark does not have his own YouTube channel