Bearing The Torch: Tami Bradley

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Tami Bradley isn't like most Olympians-she didn't compete in freestyle moguls until the age of 21. But like most world-class athletes, her talent for the sport came naturally. During her eight years on the Canadian National Freestyle Team, she participated in two Olympic Games ('98 and '02) and took the podium in seven World Cup races. Her most memorable Olympic moment took place 15 seconds before her event began. "I was standing in the gate looking out at the crowd of 20,000 people," she says. "I was really nervous until I heard 'From Canada, Tami Bradley. Olympian ready? 3, 2, 1, Go.' I pushed out of the gate, and everything came together."