VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 18: Hannah Teter of The United States reacts after her first run during the women's snowboard halfpipe final on day seven of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Cypress Snowboard & Ski-Cross Stadium on February 18, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Americans Win Silver And Bronze In Women's Halfpipe, Australia's Bright Takes Gold

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Hannah Teter Wins Silver, Kelly Clark Bronze In Women's Halfpipe

Australian snowboarder Torah Bright won gold in the Women's Halfpipe Thursday night, her first ever Olympic medal.

Bright won with a score of 45.0 in the finals, earned on her second run, and beat out a pair of former gold medalists from America. 

Hannah Teter, the 2006 winner in Torino, finished second, with a score of 42.4, and Kelly Clark, the gold medalist in 2002, took home the Bronze in Vancouver with a 42.2.

More: SB Nation’s full coverage of the Winter Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics Medal Count Tracker.

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Hannah Teter Leading After First Run In Women's Halfpipe

American Hannah Teter, looking to defend her 2006 Women's Halfpipe gold medal, is leading the competition after the first run Thursday night.

Teter scored a 42.4, and is ahead of China's Liu Jiayu by 3.1 points. Sophie Rodriguez of France is currently in third. Kelly Clark, the highest scoring American in qualifying, sits in seventh place. Teammates Elena Hight is in eighth.

Gretchen Bleiler, the silver medalist in Torino, fell in her first run, and is ranked 10th.

Every competitor has one more run, and only the highest of their two scores counts.

More: SB Nation’s full coverage of the Winter Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics Medal Count Tracker.

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