Anderson Completes US Olympic Sweep In Slopestyle
Jamie Anderson has given the United States a sweep in slopestyle snowboarding at the Sochi Olympics.
Anderson soared her way to gold medal in a near flawless run in the women's final on Sunday, a day after Sage Kotsenburg captured in the men's gold medal.
Enni Rukajarvi of Finland took silver and Jenny Jones delivered a long-awaited medal for Britain with her bronze.
Anderson, who expressed concern about the difficulty of the course during training, posted a score of 95.25 on her second run fueled by big air after big air at tricky Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. She flipped her right mitten into the air after landing her final jump and clasped her hands over her face when realizing she'd won.
Bode Flames Out
Bode Miller knew as soon as he crossed the finish line, and probably long before that.
The American skier entered his fifth Olympics with high hopes. When he didn't live up to them in the men's downhill on Sunday, his disappointment was evident. Miller slumped over and put his hands on his knees, holding the pose for a few long moments as he contemplated a medal that slipped away.
The New Hampshire native was one of the pre-race favorites thanks to his superb performance in the training sessions last week. At the time of his finish, Miller was eighth of 22 skiers, far out of medal contention.
When Miller finished, television cameras panned to his wife, Morgan Beck. Her face dropped and the sunglasses she was wearing couldn't hide the heartache.
All is not lost yet, though: Miller still has two more chances to medal, in the Super-G and the super combined.