It was down to the last few runs of the Slopestyle finals when Jamie Anderson, the 23 year old American snowboarder from South Lake Tahoe, California threw down a massive 95.25 to take the first ever gold medal for the inaugural olympic women’s slopestyle snowboarding event at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in the Sochi Russia 2014 winter games.
Just minutes before, Jamie found herself in 5th place behind both Enni Rukajarvi of Finland with a 92.50, Jenny Jones of Britain who took home the Silver and Bronze medals respectively.
So on her final run, Jamie Anderson looked down the course, smiled and went for it. “I saw myself landing and the happiness with my family and all the love and support coming around,” she said.
After stomping her tricks on the top three rail features flawlessly, Jamie pulled out a cab 720 tail grab, a switch backside 540 indy and a massive frontside 720 mute. Then she did this:
“At the end of the day, this is snowboarding,” Anderson said. “We all started with the fun it brings and how much joy it is to be out here on the mountains with your friends. It’s like playing, you know? We’re pretty much snowboarding on a playground up there.”