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Anderson Golden in Sochi

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2014-02-09 04:46
 

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 9) – Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) cleaned up her second run to earn the first-ever women’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Her smooth style during her final run secured her the gold with a score of 95.25, putting her on top of the podium ahead of Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi and Great Britain’s Jenny Jones, who took silver and bronze. The slopestyle final airs on NBC during primetime Olympic coverage Sunday Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m. EST and can be streamed on NBCOlympics.com.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) cleaned up her second run to earn the first-ever women’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
  • Her smooth style during her final run secured her the gold with a score of 95.25, putting her on top of the podium ahead of Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi and Great Britain’s Jenny Jones, who took silver and bronze.
  • Team USA’s Karly Shorr (Milford, MI) rode into sixth in the women’s final, while Ty Walker (Stowe, VT) and Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID) finished 13th and 14th respectively, just missing the cut for the 12-person final.
  • Jamie’s gold medal winning run: Gap to noseslide, 50-50 back 180, cab 180 butter to back 180 off the cannon, cab 720 tail, switch backside 540 Indy and frontside 720 mute.
  • The slopestyle final airs on NBC during primetime Olympic coverage Sunday Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m. EST and can be streamed on NBCOlympics.com.
  • Next up is men’s halfpipe Tuesday Feb. 11 followed by women’s halfpipe Wednesday Feb. 12. All events are available for live streaming on NBCOlympics.com.

QUOTES
Jamie Anderson
This is definitely the biggest stage in the world for sports. After getting second at X Games last week I was really passionate and determined to come out here and do my best and do everything I can to be my strongest, most grounded calm self even with the hype of everything on the outside world. It just feels out of control. I can’t even explain what I’m processing now.

There was so much anticipation leading up to this event, and you just have to be able to calm your mind and really believe and have that trust and faith that you are really capable of doing what you want to do. Especially after watching Sage take the gold yesterday, I was extra inspired to come out here and do my best.

I don’t know how it happened. I was so impressed with all the girls’ riding. I really was just trying to focus on the run I chose to do, really visualizing that and seeing it to the end and knowing that I was going to land everything perfect and try to do it with as much style as possible. The rest was out of my hands. I just wanted to do what I was capable of doing.

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