Jamie Anderson wins her second Olympic gold in women's snowboard slopestyle

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Anderson also won gold for Team USA at Sochi 2014.

US snowboarder Jamie Anderson won the women's snowboard slopestyle competition at the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Monday, successfully defending the gold medal she won at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. Now she's got another title: two-time Olympic gold medalist.

On Monday, Anderson finished in first with 83.00 points. She would have to wait to see if that score would hold up, but none of her competitors came close.

Laurie Blouin of Canada won silver, with Enni Rukajarvi of Finland taking bronze.

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But before we get to that, let's recap her performance from Sunday night in the women's individual portion of the team event. They're scored as they normally are in competition, but an athlete's placement earns points for his or her country.

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.

The event was transformed into a two-run final after Sunday's qualification runs were canceled due to high winds. The circumstances cut the typical two-run qualifying format and three-run final down to a two-run final with all competitors riding. Her victory already secured by her second and final run, Anderson celebrated at the top of the hill, cruised to the bottom and draped an American flag over her shoulders. She proved triumphant after 17-year-old Red Gerard won gold for the Americans in the men's slopestyle.

Long the queen of slopestyle with 12 X Games medals in the event, including five gold, the Tahoe native continued to add to her legacy.

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