Winter Olympics 2018: Snowboarder Jamie Anderson gives Team USA its second gold

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Jamie Anderson gave Team USA its second medal of the Video games within the ladies’s slopestyle regardless of lower than ideally suited climate circumstances. 

She defended her title from the 2014 Sochi Olympics with a dominant efficiency on her first run the place she completed with a rating of eighty three. She had a ten-level lead forward of Norway’s Silje Norendal, who had seventy three.eighty one factors, and Team USA teammate Jessika Jenson (seventy two.26 factors) after the primary run.

Heading into the second run, wind circumstances worsened and most of the snowboarders faltered on the second leap. Norendal did not enhance on her second run, which solely helped Anderson’s possibilities at securing the gold.

It turned clear the the 2-time Olympian was going to win after most of the rivals suffered from falls. Anderson was requested if she needed to take a second run and opted to take a victory lap, profitable with the rating from her first run.

As a consequence of poor climate circumstances and excessive winds in Pyeongchang, the snowboarders competed in two runs slightly than the common three the place one of the best rating of the 2 runs counted.