The United States managed a sweep of the first-ever snowboard slopestyle event as Jamie Anderson took the women’s gold a day after Sage Kotsenburg did it for the men. Kotsenburg was quick to praise is peer for the gold:
Anderson, 23, won it with a score of 95.25. Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi looked primed to get a gold before Anderson’s winning run, but put together an impressive silver performance with a 92.50 score. Meanwhile, the BBC’s Ollie Williams has an interesting stat on bronze winner Jenny Jones, who finished with an 87.25 mark.
Even outside of the medals, the event had a dramatic moment. Sarka Pancochova fell so hard during her second run that her helmet was clearly cracked. She insisted upon going down the slope to finish and her first run score of 86.25.
WOMEN’S SNOWBOARD SLOPESTYLE – FINAL
1. Jamie Anderson (USA), 95.25
2. Enni Rukajarvi (FIN), 92.50
3. Jenny Jones (GBR), 87.25
4. Sina Candrian (SUI), 87.00
5. Sarka Pancochova (CZE), 86.25
6. Karly Shorr (USA), 75.00
7. Torah Bright (AUS), 66.25
8. Isabel Derungs (SUI), 58.50
9. Elena Koenz (SUI), 54.50
10. Anna Gasser (AUT), 51.75
11. Silje Norendal (NOR), 49.50
12. Spencer O’Brien (CAN), 35.00