Jamie Anderson just made a history in the Olympics as she becomes the first female snowboarder to win two gold medals — in the very same event — she told People that she still hasn’t “really gotten to soak everything in.”
The 27-year-old native of South Lake Tahoe, California, Anderson said in an interview on Tuesday, “I plan on celebrating when I get back to Cali.” She comes first-place in the women’s slopestyle event at the 2018 Winter Olympics. She is also sponsored by Downy.
Anderson said, “I think we’re going to do a big United party in San Francisco with my partner airline, and my brother’s a firefighter in Tahoe and they want to do a local parade where all my friends and family can kind of come out and celebrate.”
The Snowboarder family party will likely to be put on hold until spring. Anderson said, “I’m going to actually check out and go to the ocean for a few days and get away from this scene of madness.”
Anderson said of her boyfriend Tyler Nicholson who is a fellow snowboarder who grew up in Ontario, Canada: “It’s been such a cool experience to be together here, and we almost feel like we’re in college because we’re going to the American house or sneaking into the Canadian house.” She continued, “and we all have like tiny beds so we can’t really cuddle, but we’ll just hang and go do our contests.”
When asked about her relationship, Anderson said, “Aww, my babe.”
“We’ve been friends for a lot of years,” she went on to say. “And it’s just so fun to have someone I can travel with who has a passion in the same area. We love snowboarding, we love adventure, we’re always going on missions like camping and exploring, and he’s learning to fly those little airplanes. We spend a lot of time in Canada and it’s just fun, especially here at the Olympics.”