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Jamie Anderson wins gold at X Games

ESPN Event Media and Tribune staff report
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ASPEN, Colo. – South Tahoe’s Jamie Anderson took first place in the women’s snowboard slopestyle at the X Games – and she did so with authority.

The 21-year old Anderson dominated the event, taking first place with her first run score of 94.00, which was good enough for the win, but not good enough for her. Anderson, the only rider to have a pair of solid runs in Aspen, capped off her gold medal effort with a 95.33 on her final run. That is the highest score in the history of women’s snowboard slopestyle finals.

Anderson’s runs included a Cab 720 tailgrab, along with switch backside 540. It is her first slopestyle gold since 2008.

“I guess I was on point today,” Anderson said after winning. “The last few years I was trying to learn some new tricks and they weren’t all the way there. Now they kind of are.”

Due to the freshly fallen snow, most of the competitors struggled to keep their speed and lines over the series of jumps. But Anderson was able to navigate the conditions for the top spot.

“The jumps were definitely really tough to get dialed in but once I got it down I was pretty happy,” Anderson added.

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