Who’s from Carmel and now has an Olympic bronze medal? Skier Brita Sigourney.
The 28-year-old UC Davis alumna took third place during the women’s freestyle halfpipe Tuesday, behind Canada’s Cassie Sharpe and France’s Marie Martinod.
This is her first Olympic medal.
According to the Associated Press, Sigourney edged out teammate Annalisa Drew for bronze: Drew scored 90.80 on her final run of the day, only to have Sigourney, the next skier down, put up a 91.80.
There seemed to be no hard feelings between the pair after their close finishes: Drew embraced Sigourney as she returned from her medal-winning run.
Sigourney, who was born in Monterey and raised in Carmel, is a two-time Olympic athlete. She finished sixth in the halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
According to her Team USA profile, she began skiing when she was 2 years old and joined a ski team by the time she was 8.