Kelly Clark back on top at US Open



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Kelly Clark moved back to the top of the snowboarding world Saturday, winning her seventh Burton U.S. Open title four weeks after finishing third at the Olympics.

Clark, who struggled on the less-than-ideal halfpipe in Russia, took the lead on her first of three runs in the U.S. Open final in Vail, Colo., and nobody could pass her.

Spain's Queralt Castellet finished second and 13-year-old Chloe Kim, who wasn't eligible for this year's Olympics, came in third.

Clark was the favorite heading into the Sochi Games, but fell hard on her first run and couldn't perfect her signature 1080-degree spin on the second. She won bronze behind Kaitlyn Farrington and Torah Bright.

Farrington didn't qualify for the finals and Bright wasn't in the lineup for this, the 32nd edition of Burton's U.S. Open.

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Eddie Pells

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