Home > Terms > English, UK (UE) > Sarah Burke

Sarah Burke

Sarah Burke (September 3, 1982 – January 19, 2012) was a pioneering Canadian freestyle skier, who helped get superpipe accepted into the Olympics. She was a four-time Winter X Games gold medalist, and won the world championship in the halfpipe in 2005.

On January 10, 2012, Burke crashed on the same halfpipe in Park City, Utah where snowboarder Kevin Pearce sustained a traumatic brain injury during a training accident in 2009. She died nine days later from irreversible damage to her brain due to lack of oxygen and blood after cardiac arrest.

This is auto-generated content. You can help to improve it.
0
Collect to Blossary

Member comments

You have to log in to post to discussions.

Terms in the News

Featured Terms

Harry8L
  • 0

    Terms

  • 0

    Blossaries

  • 1

    Followers

Industry/Domain: Music Category: Bands

The Strokes

American rock band formed in 1998 in New York City, including Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond, Jr., Nikolai Fraiture and Fabrizio ...

Contributor

Featured blossaries

Prestigious Bottles of Champagne

Category: Food   1 10 Terms

The Best PC Games Of 2014

Category: Entertainment   1 6 Terms

Browers Terms By Category