US snowboarder carves way to third Olympics

Snowboarding veteran Gretchen Bleiler hopes to stand atop podium in Russia after fighting back from a serious injury.

    With impressive tricks and aerial displays, snowboarding has become one of the most popular winter sports, and the US Olympic team is considered the top in the world.

    Now, the women's team is preparing for the upcoming Sochi Olympics, led by seasoned veteran Gretchen Bleiler.

    Bleiler is shooting to make her third Olympic appearance in Russia in two months time. But a serious injury last year has made her road to the podium more challenging this time around.

    Al Jazeera's Ross Shimabuku reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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