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Winter Games: Jamie Anderson defends title to earn US 2nd gold medal

February 12,2018 09:45

Winter Games: Jamie Anderson defends title to earn U.S. 2nd gold medal. 26 Photos. Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States poses during the victory ceremony for the Snowboard Ladies' Slopestyle Final on day three of the Pyeongchang 2018 ...

AP February 12, 2018, 12:14 AM

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Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States poses during the victory ceremony for the Snowboard Ladies' Slopestyle Final on day three of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Jamie Anderson defended her title in Olympic women's slopestyle snowboarding, surviving blustery and treacherous conditions at Phoenix Snow Park to give the United States its second gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games.
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Anderson was one of the few riders in the final to navigate the tricky series of rails and jumps safely as the wind wreaked havoc on the field.
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. Even Anderson wasn't immune. She washed out in her second run with the gold medal already wrapped up.
Laurie Blouin of Canada finished second, with Finland's Enni Rukajarvi third. Anderson is the first woman to win multiple gold medals in women's snowboarding at the Olympics.

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Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States poses during the victory ceremony for the Snowboard Ladies' Slopestyle Final on day three of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on Mon., Feb. 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.

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