Winter Olympics: Anna Gasser wins women's big air final with last jump


The victor was determined by taking the riders' best two runs from a possible three, and Gasser's huge final jump of 96.00 was enough to secure her the gold - when added to her second-jump score of 89.00.

Had she landed her third attempt she may have been in gold-medal contention but she came up short, allowing Gasser to make her first Olympic medal a gold.

That performance knocked Anderson down to second after she scored a 90.00 on her first run and 87.25 on her second.

The victory was vindication of sorts for Gasser, who openly questioned the decision to hold the slopestyle competition at windy Phoenix Snow Park on the first weekend of the Pyeongchang Games.

Gasser finished with a final score of 185.00, while American Jamie Anderson posted a mark of 177.25 to claim silver at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

She also won gold medals in the women's slopestyle both at Sochi 2014 and here at Pyeongchang 2018.

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"With the level of riding, literally it was a 50-50 chance that I was going to put down my more hard trick".

"I chose to kind of play it a little bit safe and put two down and then hope to land it on my third run, which unfortunately didn't work out", Anderson said.

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, the 16-year-old from New Zealand, had a huge showing and walked away with a bronze after landing one of our personal favorites, a double Wildcat and backing it up with a solid jump for a combined score of 157.50.

But Jamie was all smiles as she was cloaked in the Stars and Stripes and hugged the new Olympic champion.

"I'm really proud of the tricks".

For the first ever Big Air final in the Olympics, the women that earned their spot in the spectacle did not disappoint.