Olympics: Snowboarding - Women's slopestyle final delayed

High winds canceled Sunday’s women’s slopestyle qualification round in PyeongChang. More

This will be her 2nd Olympics after struggling a little bit in Sochi. It turned out that Anderson, 27, needed only one: her first run netted a score of 83.00 - easily the best of the field, with the other podium finishers scoring around 72 and 74 points. Enni Rukajarvi of Finland took bronze.

Jamie Anderson, Hailey Langland, Jessika Jenson and Julia Marino will all be competing for Team USA in the strongest contingent that any country will send.

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The U.S. now holds every Olympic gold medal awarded in slopestyle, with Sage Kotsenburg winning the men's event in 2014 and Red Gerard claiming the title on Sunday.

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.

Winds affected the men's final and after delaying the women's qualifying competition for 40 minutes, organizers chose to cancel that portion of the competition altogether and send each competitor to the final rather than postpone or condense the qualification round. Officials chose to hold a two-run final on Monday morning.

Anderson's second Olympic gold is the latest feat in a long career of success that saw her win her first X Games medal in 2006 at age 15.

She will compete in big air, scheduled for February 23, which makes its Olympic debut in PyeongChang.

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