American mogul skier, Hannah Kearney, has taken home the bronze medal for USA at the 2014 Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
One kick-out at the top of a rugged moguls course stole gold from the Olympic champion. Hannah Kearney. From Norwich, reigned in a wild run to earn an Olympic bronze medal during a fierce women’s moguls super final at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Saturday night. While she didn’t win a cherished second gold, she joined Shannon Bahrke as the second double medalist in her sport.
Hannah Kearney makes the podium during the Sochi 2014 mogul skiing event. Photo: Facebook
“You don’t prepare for this moment – you prepare for success, but life does not always go according to plan. Usually, there is a reason, and you learn from it. I knew if I didn’t win a gold I would be very disappointed. It meant I did something incorrectly. I worked really hard the last four years…
“I hopefully showed some mental strength by cleaning up the rest of my run. I’ll have to treat this bronze medal as a reward for fighting and not perfection,” Kearney said.
The Dufour-Lapointe sisters shared the podium during the Sochi 2014 mogul skiing event. Photo: Facebook
Canadian Justine Dufour-Lapointe won the gold medal while her older sister Chloe Dufour-Lapointe took silver. This year’s competition featured a new format that required a total of three final rounds for the top six skiers.
Chloe Lafour-Dupointe (CAN), Justine Lafour-Dupointe (CAN) and Hannah Kearney (USA) recieve their medals at the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Photo: USSA | Sarah Brunson
The women’s final will air on NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage Saturday at 8:00 p.m. EST.
The men take to the moguls venue Monday Feb. 10, and the event can be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com at 9:00 a.m. EST.