Best Other Idaho Gold Medal Winner

Kaitlyn Farrington wins gold in snowboarding

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Longtime Bellevue, Idaho, resident Kaitlyn Farrington had a big year in 2014. The 24-year-old snowboarder, now of Salt Lake City, won the gold medal in the women's halfpipe snowboarding competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia and later embarked on a public tour that included appearances ranging from the Late Show with David Letterman to serving as grand marshal of the Bellevue Labor Day parade. Sun Valley officials even renamed Farout Bowl on Bald Mountain Kaitlyn's Bowl. Farrington is inspiring kids in her hometown, but she also might inspire more downloads of "Give Me The Beat," by Ghostland Observatory. She told Letterman she listened to the track "the entire season," including while making her winning run in Sochi.

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