2 Olympics medals for Mormon athletes

by | Mar. 03, 2010

Saints & Sports

Seven Mormon athletes competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics accounted for one gold medal, one bronze medal and a fourth-place finish.

* Torah Bright of Australia took first place in women's snowboard halfpipe. The 23-year-old, who trains in Utah, has become a media star in Australia, and numerous news articles and broadcasts in that country mention her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and her abstinence from alcohol, drugs and sexual relations outside of marriage.

* David Bissett was part of Canada's bronze-medal-winning team in four-man bobsled. He also was an injury fill-in as brakeman for Canada's No. 1 two-man sled halfway through the two-man competition. With Bissett in the sled, it rose from 21st place to 15th place over the final two runs.

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