Paula Cooper at Youth Olympics: Big day ends on podium

Paula Cooper at Youth Olympics: Big day ends on podium
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By Edward Stoner

LILLEHAMMER, Norway — Local student Paula Cooper, 17, is representing the U.S. at the Youth Olympic Games in Norway, the only female from the U.S. to compete in the ski halfpipe competition Sunday. She attends Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy and skis for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail. She is writing dispatches from Norway for the Vail Daily.SundayToday was the day I have been waiting for — competition day. I arrived to the mountain toward the end of the snowboarders’ contest, where my teammates Chloe Kim, Jake Pates and Nik Baden, all podiumed.With the US dominating, we joked about the …

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