The Beautiful Woman Who Just Made Sports History

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

If the odds of qualifying for the Olympics are low, knockout Australian snowboarder Torah Bright just defeated all of them. This weekend, the 27-year-old superstar announced that she’ll compete in three snowboarding events—slopestyle, halfpipe, and snowboard cross—making her the first female or male athlete to do so. Bright’s collected many accolades—a gold medal in halfpipe at the Vancouver Games in 2010, and a first place finish in the Dew Tour earlier this season, to name a few—on her way to Sochi. (She’s also musclemorphosis.com) And big name sponsors like Roxy and Subway have come knoc...

If the odds of qualifying for the Olympics are low, knockout Australian snowboarder Torah Bright just defeated all of them. This weekend, the 27-year-old superstar announced that she’ll compete in three snowboarding events—slopestyle, halfpipe, and snowboard cross—making her the first female or male athlete to do so.

Bright’s collected many accolades—a gold medal in halfpipe at the Vancouver Games in 2010, and a first place finish in the Dew Tour earlier this season, to name a few—on her way to Sochi. (She’s also musclemorphosis.com) And big name sponsors like Roxy and Subway have come knocking. 

But beyond her beauty is serious skill and determination. Before last year, Bright had never even competed in snowboard cross—one of the sports she's now taking on in Sochi. And her most amazing feat is perhaps what she said to herself a year ago when she entered that first competition: Challenge yourself like you never have before. 

She’s technically team Aussie—even though she spends most of her time in Salt Lake City—but after accomplishing such a feat, we’re hoping to see Bright on the podium(s), and won’t mind the view.