Bowman puts halfpipe on the map
Annalisa Drew is shown on her second run in ladies' ski halfpipe during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. (Nathan Bilow-USA TODAY Sports)
“I was a little jittery before my first run. It’s a big stage, but I felt the same way at X Games, so I knew that I would probably handle it,” a beaming Bowman told reporters.
Her nose ring shining under the floodlights, Bowman looked back over two runs that, although not perfect, were unmatched on the night for their ambition and execution.
“I was happy that I laid down my run,” added the 20-year-old. “I didn’t know what the judges were going to do with it, but I didn’t care. I was happy to land two runs at the Olympics, that was cool.”