Jamie Anderson Shows Off Slopestyle Girl Power!
Jamie Anderson, a 23-year-old snowboarder from South Lake Tahoe, California, won the gold medal in the Women's Slopestyle Event at her Winter Olympics debut at Sochi earlier this week!
In slopestyle, snowboarders try to outperform their opponents by executing the most difficult tricks during big jumps. While slopestyle has been a popular event at the Winter X Games for years, the sport appeared for the first time at the 2014 Winter Olympics!
During Jamie's slopestyle run on Sunday, she performed two incredible 720s with perfect grace to snag the first-ever gold medal in the Women's Slopestyle Event during the Olympics.
Fellow American Sage Kotsenburg had taken the gold in the men's event the previous day!
In the past, Jamie had won gold medals at the Winter X Games for Slopestyle in 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013, but this was her first showing in the Winter Olymypics. She did not disappoint.
In her off time, Jamie Anderson teaches snowboarding at High Cascade Snowboard Camp in Mt. Hood, Oregon. We love that she's such an amazing example to young athletes everywhere!
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