Anderson defends Olympic gold in blustery slopestyle final

Jamie Anderson wins second Olympic slopestyle gold in dangerous conditions

4 in 5 snowboarders crashed due to insane 31 km per hour winds during a 'dangerous' Winter Olympics slopestyle final

Jamie Anderson is golden again.

Jamie Anderson celebrates winning gold in women's snowboard slopestyle at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on February 12, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. Finland's Sochi Olympic silver medallist Enni Rukajarvi and Austrian favourite Anna Gasser were among those to struggle.

Anderson posted a score of 83.00 in the first of her two runs then watched it hold up as rider after rider either crashed or bailed.

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The 27-year-old's biggest competition will come from teammates Julia Marino, 20, and Hailey Langland, at 17, a full decade younger than Anderson. However, significant wind gusts led O'Brien to abandon her second run, after crashing on her first.

The qualification round was scheduled to take place Sunday but was cancelled due to high winds. She is now tied with four other athletes as the only the snowboarders to win two gold medals at the Olympic Winter Games. Officials made a decision to hold a two-run final on Monday morning.

With the win, Anderson joins Red Gerard as America's two Olympic gold medalists in slopestyle; the USA also swept the event in Sochi, where it was held for the first time at the Winter Olympics. Last month Anderson became the most decorated woman in X Games history with 15 medals, including five golds.

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