Snowboarder Jamie Anderson comes forward in order to defend her golden status and she successfully did it.
The 27-year-old snowboarder earned a gold medal in the women’s snowboard slopestyle and this is not the first time she received grabbed gold. She got gold for the second time in the Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Part in South Korea Monday morning (stateside — Sunday night).
Anderson also took a gold medal in the 2014 competition in Sochi, in addition, it was her Olympic debut, with this Anderson is also a first and only woman to earn gold in the event currently at the Games.
According to a release from the U.S. Olympic Committee, the event was started late due to the blustery conditions. The committee noted, “Anderson successfully navigated the course for a score of 83.00 on her first run, then watched as the field was confounded by the windy conditions.”
Anderson grabbed gold just one da after snowboarder, 17, Red Gerard earned gold in the men’s snowboard slopestyle. American Sage Kotsenburg received gold in the same event back in 2014, which simply means that U.S. snowboarders have been dominating the category since the event was introduced.
The gold-winning snowboarder, Anderson kept her medal-winning skills in her perspective at the time.
Anderson, who is the fifth sibling of eight siblings, has said that the best advice she received when she pursued her Olympic dream is to“find something you’re passionate about and really pursue it.”
She told The New York Times back in 2014, “At the end of the day, it’s snowboarding. We all started it because of the fun it brings and how much joy it is being out there on the mountain with your friends. It’s like playing, you know? We’re pretty much snowboarding on a playground up there.”