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Posted: February 02, 2018

2018 Winter Olympics: Who is Jamie Anderson?

Snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson smiles at the Winter X Games, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, iN Aspen, Colo. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
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Snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson smiles at the Winter X Games, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, iN Aspen, Colo. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)

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Jamie Anderson, from South Lake Tahoe, California, won gold in the inaugural slopestyle competition in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Over the years, she has remained in the top tier in this event. 

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At the 2018 Winter Games, Anderson maintained her champion status, overcoming weather conditions to take the gold medal in women’s snowboard slopestyle.

Anderson is one of eight siblings and is active in environmental causes.

Other interesting facts: 

  • Known to hug trees before competitions to relax.
  • Won gold in the X Games slopestyle in 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013.

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