Jamie Anderson Takes Gold at First-Ever Women’s Slopestyle at Sochi Olympics

Jamie Anderson accepts her victory at the top of women’s slopestyle podium in Sochi during the awards ceremony at the 2014 Olympics. Photo: ©2014 ChrisWellhausen.com / All Rights Reserved

Sunday marked the first-ever women’s slopestyle finals at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. TransWorld SNOWboarding has been covering the 2014 Olympic events closely, and has another great report from Sochi on Jamie Anderson’s victory, after coming back from 5th place after her first run in the finals. Take a look at what Anderson had to say to TW about her run:

Third from last to drop, Jamie had just endured a series of high scoring runs from Finland's Enni Rukajarvi, England's Jenny Jones, and Switzerland's Sina Candrian who landed the first contest 1080 for a woman. After posting only an 80.75 on her first run, Jamie now needed a score better than Enni's 92.50 to take the top spot. And then she flowed like water through a near-perfect performance, stomping a Cab 720 tail grab, massive switch backside 540, and frontside 720 giving her a 95. 25.

"After getting second at X Games last week I was really passionate and determined to come out here and do my best," Jamie said. "I was doing everything I could to be my most rounded, strong self. Even with the hype of everything from the outside world. I just took a moment, took a deep breath, and saw everything I wanted to happen, saw myself landing, the happiness of my family."

Read the entire story, click through a gallery of photos, and get a look at what Anderson’s run looked like, as well as Silver Medalist Enni Rukajarvi of Finland, and Bronze Medalist Jenny Jones of England.

For more on the 2014 Sochi Olympics, follow the links below:

Men’s Slopestyle Final Report, Photos, & Run Breakdowns

Straight Airs Still Matter: Sochi 2014 Men's Olympic Halfpipe Outlook