American Jamie Anderson wins second consecutive Olympic slopestyle gold medal

High winds canceled Sunday’s women’s slopestyle qualification round in PyeongChang. More

Jamie Anderson is golden again.

Anderson's second Olympic gold is the latest feat in a long career of success that saw her win her first X Games medal in 2006 at age 15.

Sochi gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States leads after the first round with a score of 83.00 points, nearly 10 more than Norway's Silje Norendal.

Four years after she won gold in snowboard slopestyle's debut in the Games, Anderson claimed another here in Pyeongchang. The qualifying heats were canceled because of poor weather, so the 25-women field advanced to a gold-medal showdown.

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The 27-year-old used a clean first run to win the competition, scoring 83.00 points. Those qualifying runs had originally been scheduled for Sunday afternoon - but high winds changed that plan. The top global contender is Austrian Anna Gasser, who also is known for her tricks.

Heading into the second run, wind conditions worsened and numerous snowboarders faltered on the second jump.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports described the dire scene (NSFW): "Some female snowboarders are livid that the slopestyle contest is being run today. Almost all of the women in the field have crashed on account of the exceedingly windy conditions".

It wasn't all disastrous, however, as Blouin and Rukajarvi dazzled in their second showings and knocked Jenson and Norendal from the podium. Anderson was asked if she wanted to take a second run and opted to take a victory lap, winning with the score from her first run.

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