Anderson defends Olympic gold in blustery slopestyle final

  • Gregory Bull / Associated Press

    Jamie Anderson, of the United States, runs the course during the women’s slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday.

  • Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

    Jamie Anderson, of the United States, reacts to her score during the women’s slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Jamie Anderson finished her run, glanced up at the scoreboard and stuck out her tongue for the world to see, a gesture not made out of frustration but simple relief. The American snowboarding star had reached the bottom of wind-whipped Phoenix Snow Park in the women’s slopestyle finals intact and upright.

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