South Lake Tahoe native Jamie Anderson not competing in finals at Olympic big air

Staff reports

BEIJING — South Lake Tahoe native Jamie Anderson and Julia Marino had their bubbles burst before qualifying began for women’s snowboard big air.

Behind the scenes, these pandemic Olympics haven’t been what they hoped.

“Just like a little bit tapped out,” Anderson told the Associated Press. “I’m excited to go home.”

FILE — Double Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson competing in the 2020 Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle finals at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
Sarah Brunson / U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Anderson wiped out on her first two jumps in qualifying Monday and failed to crack the finals field, while Marino dropped out of the contest after a distressing fall during practice over the weekend, according to the AP. U.S. teammate Hailey Langland will be the only American in the finals after grabbing the 12th and final spot.

For the full story, visit No Anderson, Marino for US in finals at Olympic big air

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

More Like This, Tap A Topic

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.