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Reuters Winner Jamie Anderson of the U.S. jumps during the women's snowboard slopestyle finals event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, on Sunday.

Olympics: Anderson’s freak out turns gold in slopestyle

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — Jamie Anderson stood at the top of the slopestyle course, her boots strapped to her snowboard and opportunity at her feet. She had won more of slopestyle’s big competitions than any woman in history, but now the event was in the Olympics, and she had one run to capture the gold medal everyone expected her to win.


“I was freaking out,” Anderson said later.

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