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Jamie Anderson Wins Seventh X Games Gold Medal In Slopestyle Snowboarding

by Todd Kortemeier

Jamie Anderson competes at the Dew Tour on Dec. 14, 2018 in Breckenridge, Colo.

 

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson already had the most X Games slopestyle snowboarding gold medals before adding a seventh Friday in Aspen, Colorado, and now is tied with another legend of the sport for most overall medals as well.
Anderson’s 18th career medal at the Winter X Games has her tied in second place with three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, whom she passed for most slopestyle gold medals at the 2020 Aspen X Games. Back in Aspen Friday, Anderson’s first run was good enough to win as no other riders could knock her off the top spot, including 2019 X Games champ Zoi Sadowski-Synnott of Australia and Laurie Blouin of Canada, who rounded out the podium. Riders in Friday’s event, the first of the X Games weekend, were ranked based on their overall ride and did not receive individual scores.
Only Canada’s Mark McMorris, owner of 20 Winter X Games medals, is now ahead of Anderson on the all-time list. Anderson also moved up into second place alone for the second-most Winter X Games gold medal by a woman. She now trails only Team USA’s Lindsey Jacobellis with 10. And Anderson is not done with medal opportunities for 2021. She is also scheduled to compete in Saturday’s big air competition, looking for her first medal in that event since winning bronze in Aspen in 2017. 
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson already had the most X Games slopestyle snowboarding gold medals before adding a seventh Friday in Aspen, Colorado, and now is tied with another legend of the sport for most overall medals as well.


Todd Kortemeier is a sportswriter, editor and children’s book author from Minneapolis. He is a contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.
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