The 2014 Women’s Ski Halfpipe podium pointed to sky during the inaugural Olympic award ceremony in remembrance and honor of the late Sarah Burke, who pioneered the way for Women’s Ski Halfpipe to be included as an Olympic event in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
Maddie Bowman, Marie Martinod and Ayana Onozuka all took a moment and pointed to the sky in honor of Sarah and to show their respect because without her, they wouldn’t be competing in the Olympics at all. Even though the IOC did not let the competitors wear the ‘Celebrate Sarah’ stickers, they could not stop the women from honoring her. The story of Sarah Burke and what she did for the sport of women’s freeskiing will never be forgotten and that event will always be a symbol of Sarah.
Women’s Olympic ski halfpipe podium. Photo: US Ski Team | Sarah Brunson
The Ski Channel’s original production, “Winter Sessions: Sarah Burke & Rory Bushfield,” is a series from our Winter film. In remembrance of Sarah and everything she did for the sport of women’s skiing, Celebrate Sarah. Here’s Part 1:
“Winter Sessions: Sarah Burke & Rory Bushfield” – Part 2:
“Winter Sessions: Sarah Burke & Rory Bushfield” – Part 3: