Monday, February 15, 2010
Hannah Kearney, of Norwich, Vt., won the first gold medal for the United States Saturday night in moguls. She claimed this victory by speeding down the track in 27.86 seconds. She executed a successful back flip on her first jump and a helicopter on her second.
"I just think it's the most heartwarming story about an athlete who has given her all. Put in an incredible amount of effort," said Stewart Richards of Norwich, "Didn't succeed the first time around. But stuck with it and came back. It's just great."