US, Japan land atop the halfpipe podiums

US, Japan land atop the halfpipe podiums
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By John LaConte

VAIL — Kelly Clark solidified her position as the winningest athlete in the history of halfpipe snowboarding on Saturday with yet another win at the Burton U.S. Open. It was her eighth win in nearly two decades of competing at the event.“Snowboarding is an incredible sport,” Clark said after the event, “because you’re never going to be the best, no matter what you’ve accomplished or how many things you’ve won.”It was words of wisdom from the 31-year old, who was flanked on the podium by 14-year-old Chloe Kim and 18-year-old Arielle Gold in an American sweep.“These women pushed me today …

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