American snowboarder Jamie Anderson won gold in women's snowboard slopestyle Monday at the PyeongChang Olympics.
The 27-year-old used a clean first run to win the competition, scoring 83.00 points.
With the win, Anderson joins Red Gerard as America's two Olympic gold medalists in slopestyle; the US also swept the event in Sochi, where it was held for the first time at the Winter Olympics. Norendal didn't improve on her second run, which only helped Anderson's chances at securing the gold.
Winds affected the men's final and after delaying the women's qualifying competition for 40 minutes, organizers made a decision to cancel that portion of the competition altogether and send each competitor to the final rather than postpone or condense the qualification round. But that doesn't mean tonight's slopestyle final is getting pushed back.
The majority of the rest of the field was not so fortunate.
In a sport that focuses so heavily on pushing the edge, n Austria's Anna Gasser seemed intent on putting together a truly edgy run, and her double underflip on the second jump of her first run ended with her sitting down.
Many riders delayed the start of their second runs on the top of the hill, waiting to time it between the gusts of wind. And while Blouin and Rukajarvi overcame first-run spills to reach the podium, Anderson's score was never really challenged.
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