Kelly Clark has been one of the leading women's riders for over 10 years. She arrived on the scene in 2001 and since then she's featured in three olympic games and been one of the biggest figures in women's snowboarding. In 2002 Clark competed in her first Olympics in Salt Lake City, she promptly walked away with gold. She competed in the following two Olympics, featuring fourth in Turin and winning a bronze in Vancouver. Clark has been even more successful on the women's tour. Following a 'breakout' year in 2008 in which she was on the podium for eight of the twelve events she soon followed it up by dropping the 1080 in the 2011 X-Games Superpipe. This win was the start of an incredible period of dominance. She was victorious at the X-Games in 2012 and 2013 to complete an enviable Superpipe hat-trick and in the period she also stringed together 13 successive competition wins in a row. Kelly was born on July 26, 1983, in a village called West Dover in Dover, Vermont. She started snowboarding when she was 7 years old and entered her first competition in 1999. Eager to give back, she has started the Kelly Clark foundation which aims to provide financial support to young riders. Clark will be at her fourth Olympics when she likely represents USA in Sochi in 2014 with another Halfpipe medal in her sights.
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