Australian Torah Bright won the gold medal in the women's halfpipe, defeating American Hannah Teter during a pressure-packed second run.
Bright fell during her first run of the finals last night, meaning there was no room for error the second time. She stuck all five of her moves for a score of 45 points, 2.6 better than Teter, the defending Olympic champion.
The 2002 champion, American Kelly Clark, fell on her first run, hit the deck on an awkward landing on her second but still took bronze.
Bright, 23, won without trying the double-flipping jump she'd been practicing all year, one that's increasingly popular on the men's side but hasn't yet been tried by a woman in competition.
Berger earns Norway's 100th
Tora Berger earned Norway's 100th Winter Olympic gold medal, winning the women's 15-kilometer individual biathlon race. Elena Khrustaleva of Kazakhstan took silver and Darya Domracheva of Belarus took the bronze
Injuries in bobsled training
A Swiss driver and an Australian brakeman have had their Olympic plans at least temporarily derailed following crashes on the speedy bobsled track. Swiss medal contender Beat Hefti crashed in the opening heat of training Wednesday night. He was left with a headache severe enough to cause him to miss some training runs. Australian push athlete Duncan Harvey was briefly hospitalized after another crash the same night and was held out of practice. In all, eight sleds crashed in Wednesday's session.
U.S. curlers are winless
U.S. skip John Shuster's team lost to Denmark, 7-6, in an extra end - the Americans' third such defeat in a row - and all but squashed its medal chances with an 0-4 start. The Americans women fell to 0-3 with a 7-6 loss to Denmark. - AP