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Kelly Clark Defends Mammoth Halfpipe Title, Joined On Podium By Fellow Veteran Hannah Teter

By Craig Bohnert | Feb. 05, 2017, 9:05 p.m. (ET)

Kelly Clark competes in the final round of the of the FIS Snowboard World Cup 2017 women's snowboard halfpipe during the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain on Feb. 5, 2017 in Mammoth, California.

Earning her first win in a year, Kelly Clark successfully defended her Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain crown Sunday afternoon, moving into third into the world cup standings in the process.

Clark, the ultimate veteran of the U.S. team as a four-time Olympian and three-time Olympic medalist, posted a score of 91.75 on her second run in California to blow past Japan’s Haruna Matsumoto, who finished second with an 87.50.

The win was a welcome relief for Clark, who has struggled to find the podium as of late, finishing fourth at both last week’s X Games Aspen and the Laax, Switzerland world cup a week prior.

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In a bizarre final where only three women competed, Hannah Teter finished third with a score of 36.25.

It marked the 10th-career world cup podium for the three-time Olympian, her first since December 2014.

Half the six-person field had to leave the competition early and was unable to stay for the final, which was pushed back due to weather.

With their qualification placements, Chloe Kim finished fourth and Arielle Gold sixth. It is the first contest where Kim was off the podium since 2015.

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