Jamie Anderson Repeats, Winning Olympic Gold In Slopestyle

Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of a United States celebrates during a feat rite for a snowboard slopestyle, during a Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of a United States celebrates during a feat rite for a snowboard slopestyle, during a Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.

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U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson won a women’s snowboard slopestyle foe during a Winter Olympics in South Korea on Monday, successfully fortifying a bullion award she won during a Sochi Olympics in 2014.

Anderson won after high winds behind a foe during Phoenix Snow Park — and a conditions roughly wrecked her medal-winning performance.

“I wanted to do a double 9 [trick] on my initial run and we went for it and satisfied we wasn’t going to transparent a jumps. Thankfully somehow we connected with my lion energy and found [my] feet,” Anderson said, in comments transcribed by a Olympics’ news service.

The clever breeze also forced a change in format: instead of carrying 3 runs to achieve a best score, a athletes were given usually dual tries. It incited out that Anderson, 27, indispensable usually one: her initial run netted a measure of 83.00 – simply a best of a field, with a other lectern finishers scoring next 75 points.

“It’s hard. We have to be so discerning with a weather, a course, with how we feel,” Anderson said. “I’m usually so happy we put one down and we unequivocally didn’t consider it was going to final over to a second run. we was formulation on doing a improved run and cleaning all up, though honestly, I’m ecstatic.”

Canada’s Laurie Blouin won silver, and Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi won bronze. Two of Anderson’s associate Americans in a field, Jessika Jenson and Haley Langland, finished in a tip six. Julia Marino was 11th.

“I’m feeling so happy,” Anderson said. “I’ve left by so most this final year usually scheming for a Games and fortifying a bullion is unequivocally not an easy position to be in. we had a lot of vigour and I’m usually so unapproachable of myself. It was unequivocally tough conditions currently and a lot of people were struggling.”

Anderson has bounced behind from several injuries given her win in Sochi, including a damaged bend she suffered final year.

With a win, Anderson joins Red Gerard as America’s dual Olympic bullion medalists in slopestyle; a U.S. also swept a eventuality in Sochi, where it was hold for a initial time during a Winter Olympics.

“I could have cried saying my father and mom and all my siblings, and family and friends being so happy,” Anderson said. “You know, that’s what it’s all about. we don’t consider we can do anything though a support of any other and it’s not usually me, it’s all these people around me that keep my spirits carried and assistance me to be my best self.”

Anderson is now tied with 4 other athletes as a usually snowboarders to win dual bullion medals during a Olympic Winter Games. That list includes Shaun White, who will try to supplement to his award sum here in Pyeongchang.

In further to a shorter final, a snowboarders’ dual subordinate runs were canceled, as organizers attempted to adjust a swarming schedule. Those subordinate runs had creatively been scheduled for Sunday afternoon — though high winds altered that plan.

Windy conditions in Pyeongchang have forced a delay of events during other venues as well, including a women’s hulk slalom and men’s downhill.

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