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Kaitlyn Farrington

Full name: Kaitlyn Farrington
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: December 18, 1989 in Hailey, Idaho, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Snowboarding

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Kaitlyn Farrington’s major wins had been at the 2012 Dew Tour at Breckinridge, Colorado, and 2010 X Games Europe. She had been a silver medalist in 2011 at the X Games Aspen and the Dew Tour, and won a bronze medal at the 2013 World Cup. In addition, she had won the US Grand Prix in 2012. Farrington came to Sochi as a medal contender, having placed fourth at the 2013 Worlds, although not expected to win gold, but she did just that.

In October 2014, while doing some video shoots, Farrington fell in Austria while attempting a frontside 360. She landed on her upper back and neck and immediately had transient quadriplegia, going numb from the neck down. Fortunately this lasted only a few minutes, however, subsequent MRI studies revealed that Farrington had significant congenital cervical stenosis (narrowing of the spinal column in the neck). After seeking opinions from several doctors, in January 2015 she announced her retirement from competitive snowboarding.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2014 Winter 24 Sochi Snowboarding Women's Halfpipe United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Halfpipe

Games Age City Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S J6S
2014 Winter 24 Sochi United States USA Final Round 1 91.75
2014 Winter 24 Sochi United States USA Final Round Run 1 2 85.75 86 83 73 86 88 88
2014 Winter 24 Sochi United States USA Final Round Run 2 1 91.75 92 91 89 91 93 94
2014 Winter 24 Sochi United States USA Semi-Finals 1 Q 87.50
2014 Winter 24 Sochi United States USA Semi-Finals Run 1 1 87.50 87 90 88 85 88 87
2014 Winter 24 Sochi United States USA Semi-Finals Run 2 4 53.25 45 58 46 61 48 62
2014 Winter 24 Sochi United States USA Qualifying Round 6 q 87.00
2014 Winter 24 Sochi United States USA Qualifying Round Run 1 5 87.00 85 88 76 88 87 89
2014 Winter 24 Sochi United States USA Qualifying Round Run 2 19 34.50 34 40 41 33 30 31
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