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Silver for Anderson at X Games

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2014-01-25 16:22
 

ASPEN, CO (Jan. 25) – Olympian Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) earned silver Saturday at the X Games slopestyle snowboarding final after Norway’s Silje Norendal stomped a smooth run and pushed her out of the top spot. Anderson and Norendal will meet again when slopestyle snowboarding makes its historic Olympic debut at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia on Feb. 6. Anderson was the only U.S. woman to advance to Saturday’s final, while Olympian Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) was the only U.S. man, finishing fourth. The women’s halfpipe final kicks off Saturday night, while the men’s final is scheduled for Sunday night.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olympian Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) earned silver Saturday at the X Games slopestyle snowboarding final after Norway’s Silje Norendal stomped a smooth run and pushed her out of the top spot. Canada’s Spencer O'Brien took bronze.
  • Anderson and Norendal will meet again when slopestyle snowboarding makes its historic Olympic debut at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia with qualifications on Feb. 6.
  • Anderson was the only U.S. woman to advance to Saturday’s final, while Olympian Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) was the only U.S. man, finishing fourth.
  • Canadian Max Parrot won gold for the men while his teammate Mark McMorris followed with silver and Norway’s Ståle Sandbech earned bronze.
  • U.S. Olympian Shaun White (Carlsbad, CA) decided to skip X Games in order to train for the Olympics, while Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) couldn’t put down a clean qualification run.
  • The women’s halfpipe final kicks off Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. EST, while the men’s final is scheduled for Sunday night.

QUOTES
Jamie Anderson
I hope everyone enjoys slopestyle at the Olympics. It’s so fun and creative and everyone has something else to bring to the table. I think it’ll be a good showing.

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