Updated: Thursday, 13 February 2014 02:56 | By Agence France-Presse

Farrington stuns former champions to win halfpipe gold

Kaitlyn Farrington upset three former Olympic champions to take women's halfpipe snowboarding gold at the Sochi Games on Wednesday.

Farrington stuns former champions to win halfpipe gold

US Kaitlyn Farrington competes in the Women's Snowboard Halfpipe Finals at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 12, 2014 - by Javier Soriano

The American had failed to make the final directly from the heats, needing a second chance semi-final to progress, but produced a stunning second run to score 91.75.

Vancouver 2010 winner Torah Bright of Australia missed out on gold by just 0.25 while veteran Salt Lake City 2002 champion Kelly Clark, 30, took bronze with a score of 90.75.

That meant that Turin 2006 gold medallist Hannah Teter missed out on another medal by just 0.25 to her American compatriot.

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