Freestyle Skier Shannon Bahrke Talks Life After Bronze Medal
Photo: Courtesy of Shannon Bahrke
Bahrke throws down before the Olympics.
Looking Ahead Bahrke has said this is her final Olympics, and her final year of competition. She’s getting married in the fall, and wants to start a family while building her business, Silver Bean Coffee, and pursuing opportunities to return to the sport as a commentator. But for now, she’s enjoying her victory lap in Vancouver.
“Every athlete dreams of going out on their own terms,” she says. “Everyone on our team works so hard, and for me to be able to win a medal in my last Olympics and go out on my own terms really means a lot.”—Olivia Dwyer