Anderson Sets Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Scoring Record Capturing Gold
Jamie Anderson, the lone American in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle, set a Winter X Games Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Finals scoring record with a 95.33 on her final run to capture gold. The gold was Anderson’s third in Snowboard Slopestyle and her sixth total medal in the event. Last year she captured the bronze and said it was nice to see her hard work in training this year paying off.
“I guess I was on point today,” Anderson who last took gold in the event in 2008. “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 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.
The Slopestyle course is approximately 1,600-feet long with six features and a vertical drop of 280-feet. Snowboarders attempt multiple tricks throughout their run on specially designed jumps, rails, boxes and other obstacles. Slopestyle is judged on creativity, trick completion and style. The competitors are ranked based on the best score of their three runs.