For me, the Olympics was part of being something much bigger than snowboard. I had an awesome time ... I am a huge believer in the journey versus the destination.
"Gabrielle Rose Fletcher" is an United States/American snowboarding/snowboarder. She competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Fletcher won bronze in the women's Parallel Giant Slalom event.
On March 5, 2006 in Soldotna, Alaska Rosey Fletcher received the honor of lighting the cauldron in the opening ceremony of the Kenai Peninsula 2006 Arctic Winter Games.More Rosey Fletcher on Wikipedia.
My first two Olympics were just really devastating. I was so devastated after Salt Lake I thought my life was going to end. It was one of those life lessons ... realizing that life's a lot bigger than this five-ring circus.
Unlike the other two times, I was a dark horse, and I prefer being the dark horse.
It was one of those times when things just felt so easy.
This bronze tops off a number of events during my career that have made a big impact.
My first two Olympics were just really devastating. Salt Lake was probably one of the worst days of my life.
It has a first-place medallion around her neck, so that might be the only difference.
It feels awesome. From Day 1, I knew this would be one hell of an Olympics, and it was.
From the beginning, I've been enjoying the journey and trying not to think about the destination.