One day after Shaun White and the American men failed to medal in the halfpipe finals, United States owned the podium when the women took their turns in Sochi. Kaitlyn Farrington turned in a 91.75 on her second run to steal gold, and compatriot Kelly Clark dropped a 90.75 to beat out Hannah Teeter by a quarter of a point and grab the bronze.
Australian Torah Bright, the defending Olympic champion, won silver and had a chance to bounce Farrington from the top of the board in the event's penultimate run, but she came up .25 points shy of a second gold medal in as many Games. Despite a strong start to her second run, she couldn't quite finish as smoothly toward the end of the halfpipe, and it barely cost her.
Kelly Clark put up a big score on her final run to overcome Teter, who hit the deck on her final run after posting a 90.50 on her first attempt. Teeter finished fourth overall.