The U.S. Olympic Snowboard half pipe and slope style teams were announced at Mammoth Mountain this weekend. Olympic Gold medalist Kelly Clark was named to her fourth Olympic team.
MAMMOTH LAEKS — Kelly Clark is undisputedly the most winning female halfpipe snowboarder—ever. The 30-year-old Vermont-native has won Olympic gold and bronze medals, seven X-Games gold medals, has achieved top of the podium finishes at every major snowboard halfpipe competition, and will be competing in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games next month.
If you are a snowboard fan, you can most likely name some signature moves from Clark’s bag of tricks and maybe even a few of her biggest competition wins, but what you don’t know about her life as an elite snowboarder might come as a surprise.
This story was first published at the Active Times. Learn five unexpected facts about Kelly Clark here.