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Winter Olympics: Anna Gasser wins women's big air final with last jump

22 February 2018

American Jamie Anderson was knocked from the top of the podium as Austria's Anna Gasser nailed a cab-1080 double-cork to overtake Anderson for the gold medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The two best scores of three runs were combined for the final total with Gasser totalling 185.00 and Anderson on 177.25.

Gasser was extremely consistent throughout the competition.

Leading the event after both the first and second runs of the event, which is scored on the best two scores posted over three runs, the 27-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, California, saw Anna Gasser of Austria jump in front to win gold with her final run.

Anderson ended up with a silver medal, but it was almost a gold.

Finally getting to display where women's snowboarding is progressing on the Olympic stage, Gasser has to be stoked on her performance.

Anderson led going into the final round but sat down while trying to land her last jump.

The medal is Anderson's second of these Olympics.

It was a disappointment for Jamie who had been looking to double her Olympic gold haul from Pyeongchang after winning gold in the slopestyle event last week.

New Zealand's Zoi Sadowski-Synnott took bronze thanks to a big score for her switch backside 900 on her second run. The only other time was in 1992, and Sadowski-Synnott wasn't even born yet.

Winter Olympics: Anna Gasser wins women's big air final with last jump