Jamie Anderson has done it again!
The 27-year-old professional snowboarder took home her second consecutive Olympic gold medal during the 2018 Winter Olympics Monday morning (February 12) in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Blustery conditions caused a delayed start to the event and stymied most of the riders once competition began. Changing to a two run format with 26 riders, Anderson managed to successfully navigate the course for a score of 83.00 on her first run. The best part of this? She didn’t even throw down her biggest tricks.
The slopestyle queen’s winning run included a strong rails section and a backside 540. For the second jump — where many of the 25 women who dropped before her crashed — Anderson planned on a cab double cork 900, but played it safe with a frontside 720 and still managed to win.
“That was a little sketchy, eh?” Anderson told her boyfriend Tyler Nicholson of nearly three years when she finished. Before heading back to the top, she shared that the run “wasn’t what she wanted” even though she was sitting in first place.
Clean performances were the exception rather than the rule during second runs. The closest anyone could come to challenging Anderson was Laurie Bloun of Canada, whose 76.33 gave her the silver medal. Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi, the silver medalist in Sochi, took the bronze medal with a 75.38.
For the rest of Team USA, Jessica Jenson scored 72.26 on her first run to place fifth, while Hailey Langland was sixth with one of the few clean second runs, receiving 71.80 points. Julia Marino finished 11th, scoring a best of 55.85 on her first run.
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