USA’s Jamie Anderson Wins Slopestyle Gold, UK’s Jenny Jones Takes Bronze
BREAKING NEWS — (MunichNOW News) USA’s Jamie Anderson wins Gold and the UK wins its first snowboard medal with a Bronze for Jenny Jones!
Krasnaya Polyana, Russia (dpa) - Jamie Anderson of the United States returned to the top of the women’s snowboard slopestyle world on Sunday by winning the discipline’s first-ever Olympic gold medal.
Anderson rode down the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park course and was awarded a score of 95.25 points.
Anderson had won the slopestyle competition at X Games in 2012 and 2013 but finished second to Norway’s Silje Norendal at the 2014 X Games.
Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi, who won the X Games crown in 2011, grabbed the Olympic silver medal with a score of 92.50.
The bronze went to Jenny Jones, whose 87.25 score was good enough for Great Britain’s first-ever Winter Olympics medal on snow.