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Farrington wins gold in women’s halfpipe

2014 Winter Olympics

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — It was one of those Olympic-style pauses. Two minutes. Three minutes. To the four women sitting on the bench at the bottom of the halfpipe, it felt even longer.
In the end, the cowgirl won the gold.
Kaitlyn Farrington, the 24-year-old from Idaho whose parents sold off their cattle to bankroll her career, sparked the second upset on the halfpipe in two nights. She smoothed out a near-flawless run Wednesday to edge Aussie Torah Bright and take down the American favorite, Kelly Clark.
“I’m sure they do not miss those cows today,” Farrington said of her ...

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