Gold Medallist, US Kaitlyn Farrington, celebrates at the end of the Women's Snowboard Halfpipe Final, Feb. 12, 2014.
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Sochi latest: American takes home the gold in women’s half-pipe

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By msnbc staff

AMERICAN WINS WOMEN’S HALF PIPE: Kaitlyn Farrington, a 24-year-old snowboarder from Idaho, took home the gold medal in the women’s half pipe, edging out defending champion Torah Bright of Australia and her American teammate Kelly Clark. Read more.

SHAUN WHITE ON LOSS: ‘IT JUST WASN’T MY NIGHT’: In an Olympic shocker, Shaun White failed to get a medal in the men’s half-pipe. The American snowboarder was largely considered a frontrunner for the gold. “I went for the win, but it just wasn’t my night,” he told NBC after his final. Read more.

TWO GOLDS IN WOMEN’S DOWNHILL: One race, two golds. Making alpine skiing hisory, Slovenia’s Tina Maze and Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin tied in the women’s downhill skiing event. Read more.

LUGE CRASH – AND RECOVERY – GOES VIRAL: During a practice run, Indian luger Shiva Keshavan fell off his his sled but managed to get back on and regain control. Must-see video.

SKELETON HELMETS FAHSION: A look at the latest helmet trends for athletes competing in the skeleton event at Sochi. Watch.

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Sochi latest: American takes home the gold in women's half-pipe

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