Is Snowboarding Gold Medalist Torah Bright Jewish?
Torah Bright, the Australian snowboarding gold medalist on the halfpipe at the Vancouver Olympics, may not be Jewish but her name is just what it looks like – homage to the Jewish Five Books of Moses.
Torah bright is a lifelong Mormon who grew up near the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. Her sister Rowena told the ” title=”Salt Lake Tribune”>Salt Lake Tribune.
Her brother Ben coached her for this Olympics. Torah suffered a series of concussions in January and doctors ordered her to sit out weeks of practices to “rest her brain.”
She out-boarded American snowboard stars Hannah Teter and Kelly Clark with a clean run that included a “switchback 720,” a move done only by men snowboarders.