Sport Snowboarding - Anderson retains slopestyle gold in challenging winds

08:56  12 february  2018
08:56  12 february  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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By Jack Tarrant

a person that is standing in the snow: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics© REUTERS/Mike Blake Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

Sochi champion Jamie Anderson of the United States battled challenging cross winds that had delayed the start of the final to win her second successive Olympic gold in the women's snowboard slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday.

The start of the final, which included all of the athletes after qualifying was cancelled on Sunday because of poor weather, had been delayed due to the strong winds.

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics© REUTERS/Issei Kato Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Only five riders made it down the first run without falling in the difficult conditions, which also included hard snow, with Anderson scoring 83.00 points to give her an almost 10-point advantage heading into the second run.

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PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Sochi champion Jamie Anderson of the United States battled challenging cross winds that had delayed the start of the final to win her second successive Olympic gold in the women's snowboard slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday.

Olympics- Snowboarding - Anderson retains snowboard slopestyle gold in challenging wind . Jack Tarrant. ReutersFebruary 12, 2018.

It was enough to hold off Canada's Laurie Blouin, who took silver with 76.33 on her second run, and Finland's Enni Rukajarvi, who added bronze to her silver from Sochi four years ago, with 75.38 points.

a person wearing a costume: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics© REUTERS/Mike Blake Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics None of the riders were able to complete two error-free runs.

There was a particularly scary moment when Slovakia's Klaudia Medlova landed flat on her back after missing a grab during her first run but she did complete her second and finished 24th.

a group of people racing each other on a snow covered slope: Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics© REUTERS/Issei Kato Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

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