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Torah Bright

Snowboarder from Australia

Torah Bright Torah Jane Bright (born 27 December 1986, Cooma, New South Wales) is an Australian snowboarder. She turned pro at age 14 and finished fifth in snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. She lives and trains in the area of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. She won gold in the 2010 Winter Olympics in the halfpipe. Born to parents Peter and Marion Bright, Bright is the fourth of five siblings. Her parents named her Torah after Marion Bright learned the word meant "bearer of great message" in addition to referring to the Five books of Moses. She grew up in Cooma, New South Wales, and attended Cooma North Primary School at the base of the Snowy Mountains, and initially started out as a downhill ski racer. Bright is married to American snowboarder Jake Welch, and got married in Salt Lake City, USA June 2010. Bright uses a goofy stance and is coached by brother Ben. Older sister Rowena competed in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Bright is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "For me it's just a way of life – I don't drink, smoke, drink tea or coffee, or have sex before marriage. I've never drunk or smoked but I'll go out to dance and stay up late and  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Torah Jane Bright,Tora Bright
Date of birth
1986-12-27
Place of birth
Cooma
Nationality
Australia
Parents
Peter Bright, Marion Bright
Spouse(s)
Jake Welch
Siblings
Rowena Bright Ben Bright
Profession
Snowboarder

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