Who knew that a dinner roll would make Olympic history? It did during the Salt Lake 2002 men’s moguls competition at Deer Valley Resort, where American Jonny Moseley threw an off-axis horizontal 720-degree spin – before inverted moves were allowed in moguls. Though Moseley didn’t medal, he set a new standard, and Janne Lahtela of Norway took the gold. Shannon Bahrke’s silver medal, meanwhile, would define a new career for the U.S. mogulist: she would go on to found Silver Bean Coffee, naming blends after athletes.
Another groundbreaking jump came when Alisa Camplin did two triple-twisting double backflips in aerials, becoming the first Australian woman to win gold in the Olympic Winter Games. “This is the craziest thing that has ever happened to me,” said Camplin later. “This is the first time I’ve ever won anything.”
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