Dancing With The Stars: Torah Bright
Australian Olympic gold medal snowboarding champion Torah Bright is dancing for Free to Shine![ezcol_1half]Torah is fun, fearless and all smiles. Born in Cooma, New South Wales, Torah and her siblings have been skiing and snowboarding on the slopes from a young age. By the age of 14, Torah was snowboarding professionally. In 2010 she carried the Australian flag in the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Vancouver, where she won gold in the women’s half pipe, having overcome two concussions in training in the lead up to the event. She became the 4th Australian to win a Winter Olympics gold medal. [/ezcol_1half][ezcol_1half_end][slideshow_deploy id='3646'] [/ezcol_1half_end]At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Torah became the first competitor to enter all three snowboarding disciplines - half pipe, slope style and snowboard cross. She won a silver medal in the women’s half pipe which was Australia’s first medal of the games.Torah and her partner, Robbie Kmetoni, successfully danced their way through until the sixth week of Dancing With The Stars. They danced the Foxtrot, Contemporary, the Jive, and the Paso Doble. Coming into the sixth week of the competition, Torah and Robbie were practicing a lift after a long day of rehearsals, when she fell off to the side and landed hard, putting all the impact on to her big toe. With her snowboarding career in mind, and after 48 hours, Torah made the decision to end her journey with Dancing With The Stars.We are very proud of Torah and all of her achievements. What an amazing role model for girls everywhere!