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Height
5'4"
Weight
135
 

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A two-time Olympic medalist – gold in 2002 and bronze in 2010 – Kelly Clark is a trailblazer and dominant force in the sport. She continually pushes the innovation and amplitude of her riding to new heights, making history and setting new records in her wake.  

In 2011 Clark continued to bridge the gap between men's and women's halfpipe, as she stomped the first 1080 in women's competition history. And what did that progression get her? Wins at the Burton New Zealand Open, the O'Neil Evolution, the Burton European Open, the Killington Dew Tour, X Games in Aspen, the Burton Canadian Open, the Snowbasin Dew Tour, the Mammoth Grand Prix, the Burton U.S. Open and the European X Games.

The following 2012 season was a sweet sixteen kind of year for Clark. She won 16 straight events in a row, including both Aspen and Euro X Games, the TTR World Snowboarding Championships title, the Dew Tour and Dew Cup. She also celebrated the 10-year anniversary of her gold medal at the 2002 Olympics.

Celebrating her 60th career win in the 2013 season (more than any male or female snowboarder), it was yet another banner season for the unstoppable Clark. With two X Games gold medals, a win at the Burton US Open and a victory at the Olympic venue in Sochi, Russia, Clark is clearly setting the stage for the 2014 Olympic Games in Russia.

KELLY SAYS
The level of women's snowboarding is at an all-time high. I was very happy with my riding this season and I’m looking forward to continuing to push myself with new tricks next season.

FIRST TRACKS
Who would have known that a plastic Mobile Monster snowboard from K-Mart would have such an impact on the world of snowboarding? Well, that's the equipment on which Clark got her start, linking turns on snow banks in Vermont. A few years later, she was enrolled in Mount Snow Academy, which launched the career of one of the world's best snowboarders.

OFF THE SNOW
When she's not riding or when she’s at home, Clark tries to be the same as when she's on the snow. "I want a life of consistency," she says. "I’m kind of more of a ‘what you see is what you get’ type of person." She also has just as much fun off snow as she does on. And that can mean road biking, surfing, hanging out with friends, watching movies and reading. Clark also spends a lot of time fundraising for the Kelly Clark Foundation, which gives opportunities to youth and helps them become successful through snowboarding.

 

Highlights

OLYMPICS
Gold, HP, Salt Lake City, 2002
Bronze, HP, Vancouver, 2010
4th, HP, Torino, 2006

X GAMES
Gold, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2013
Gold, HP, Aspen, CO, 2013
Gold, HP, Tignes, FRA, 2012
Gold, HP, Aspen, CO, 2012
Gold, HP, Tignes FRA 2011
Gold, HP, Aspen, CO, 2011
Gold, HP, Aspen, CO, 2006
Gold, HP, Aspen, CO, 2002
Silver, HP, Aspen, CO, 2009
Silver, HP, Aspen, CO 2008
Silver, HP, Aspen 2004

World Snowboard Tour Rankings
1st, HP, 2013
1st, overall, 2012
1st, overall, 2009

FIS WORLD CUP
15 World Cup starts, 12 podiums, and six wins since 2000.

GRAND PRIX
Four-time U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix overall winner (2007-2010)
1st, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO 2011
1st, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, CA, 2011
2nd, HP, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, CO, 2013

OTHER
1st, HP, Burton US Open, Vail, CO, 2013
1st, HP, Burton High Fives, Snow Park, NZL
1st, HP, World Snowboarding Championship, Oslo, NOR, 2012
1st, HP, Burton Euro Open, Laax, SUI, 2012
1st Dew Tour overall, 2012
1st, HP, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2012
1st, HP, Dew Tour, Breckenridge, CO, 2011


1st, HP, Burton New Zealand Open, Cardrona, NZL, 2011
1st, HP, O'Neil Evolution, Davos, SUI, 2011
1st, HP, Burton European Open, Laax, SUI, 2011
1st, HP, Dew Tour, Killington, VT, 2011
1st, HP, Burton Canadian Open, Calgary, CAN, 2011
1st, HP, Dew Tour, Snowbasin, UT, 2011
1st, HP, Burton U.S. Open, Stratton, VT, 2011
2nd, HP, Burton European Open, Laax, SUI, 2013
2nd. HP, Burton US Open, Stratton, VT, 2012
2nd, HP, Burton U.S. Open, Stratton, VT, 2009