Jamie Anderson wins X Games (14th medal) over depleted field

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Jamie Anderson won her first X Games snowboard slopestyle title in five years — her 14th medal in the event overall — against a field missing a few Olympic medal contenders.

Anderson, the Sochi Olympic champ, tallied 94 points in her second of three runs for her fifth X Games slopestyle title.

Anderson, who scraped her nose in a first-run crash, matched halfpipe rider Kelly Clark for the most X Games medals won by a woman.

“Ended up smashing my face,” Anderson said on ESPN3. “When I went back up there [for my second run], I was pretty shooken up, but I just tried to take a couple of deep breaths and get back into my focus mode.”

PyeongChang Olympic teammate Julia Marino, the 2017 X Games winner, took second with 92 points. Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi was third. Full results are here.

Just five women competed in the Aspen, Colo., final.

U.S. Olympian Hailey Langland did not start due to heel contusions, according to ESPN. Langland is an Olympic medal contender in big air and slopestyle, taking 2017 X Games gold in the former and 2016 X Games bronze in the latter.

Austrian Anna Gasser, the 2017 U.S. Open champ, and Norwegian Silje Norendal, the 2014 and 2015 X Games winner, also didn’t start.

Canadian Spencer O’Brien, the 2016 X Games champ, pulled out before the event and was replaced by an alternate.

The X Games continue through the weekend, highlighted by the women’s and men’s snowboard halfpipe finals on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

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