Jamie Anderson wins silver for United States in women's Big Air event

Ross Houston
February 22, 2018

Anderson previously won gold in the snowboarding slopestyle at both the 2014 Sochi Games and the 2018 Games.

Had she landed her third attempt she may have been in gold-medal contention but she came up short, allowing Gasser to make her first Olympic medal a gold. Unlike slopestyle, where you take the best of your three runs, big air scoring combines the two best out of three runs. She was the first woman to win two snowboard medals at a single Winter Games.

Gasser was extremely consistent throughout the competition.

For those reasons, Gasser gets the nod to collect her first Olympic gold medal. She finished second in the snowboard big air at the 2018 Winter X Games and claimed first place at a FIS World Cup event last October.

In the final, the riders each had to land two different tricks, spinning different ways, and the total score decided the victor.

Gasser cemented her status as the gold medal favorite in Pyeongchang when she posted the highest score of the qualifying round (98.00) after hitting a cab double cork 1080. Her almost flawless qualifying jump won't count for anything Wednesday night.

Anderson led going into the final round but sat down while trying to land her last jump.

Anderson joins Kelly Clark and Shaun White on a record three Olympic medals in snowboard.

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott of New Zealand won bronze with a score of 157.50.

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