Olympic snowboard gold medalist Torah Bright honored with signature halfpipe

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 16, 2010 7:38 am

Torah Bright can add another honor to her already long list of snowboard accomplishments; a signature halfpipe.

On Saturday, August 14, 2010, Bright was celebrated In front of the crowd attending the 2010 Australian Junior Series Halfpipe event where the 2010 Olympic Gold Medallist saw Australia’s Perisher ski resort name their superpipe in her honor.

The naming of the Torah Bright Superpipe is in recognition of Torah’s years of training initially nurtured on the slopes, parks and pipe of Perisher culminating in the thrilling final at the Vancouver Winter Olympics where she won the gold medal for the women’s Half Pipe event.

Torah has always been a wonderful ambassador for Perisher, snowboarding and for winter sports. Her history in Perisher is well known, from her early days in the Perisher Winter Sports Club (WSC), riding with her family and many friends along with competing in many Interschool events and international competitions held in the pipe.

The Perisher Superpipe is the only one of its type in Australia and is the official training facility for the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia.

Perisher’s General Manager of Marketing, Sales and Hospitality Gary Grant said: “Perisher is proud to have Torah as Perisher’s Ambassador and it was a special moment for us all to see Torah to cut the ribbon and officially rename the pipe in her honor.”

“In typical Australian fashion… the pipe will become known as ‘Bright’s Pipe’ which is an apt name as it also celebrates the influence Torahs’ brother Ben has had on her development to become the world’s best female snowboarder. Ben has been Torah’s coach for quite some time and I know the high esteem and the great respect she holds for him in assisting her to be able to stand on that podium in Vancouver earlier this year,” continued Mr. Grant.

In keeping with the pipe’s sponsorship, the full name will now be: Bright’s Pipe presented by PlayStation.