Friday, June 27, 2014

Farrington nominated for ESPY

Local girl up for Best Female U.S. Olympian

     Idaho’s own Kaitlyn Farrington, the 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist in women’s snowboard halfpipe, has been nominated for an ESPY Award for “Best Female U.S. Olympian.”

     Farrington scored a 91.75 to narrowly beat Australia’s Torah Bright for the gold in Sochi. She has since become one of the most popular female extreme athletes of the year.

     The Bellevue native also became the first women’s rider to perform a backside 900 trick.

     Winners will be announced at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday, July 16 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. and will air on ESPN. Fans of Farrington can vote for her at

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