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Snowboarding at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games:

Women's Slopestyle

Snowboarding at the 2014 Winter Games:

Events:
Phases:

Host City: Sochi, Russia
Venue(s): Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana; Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, Krasnaya Polyana
Date Started: February 6, 2014
Date Finished: February 9, 2014

Gold: USA Jamie Anderson
Silver: FIN Enni Rukajärvi
Bronze: GBR Jenny Jones

Summary

Slopestyle snowboarding was a new event to the Winter Olympic Program. The course had three rail features and three jump features, with the jumps near the end in full view of the spectators. There were some concerns about the difficulty of the course, expressed more by the men before the competitions, but the course was modified slightly. However, several women withdrew on the morning of the event.

The favorite was American Jamie Anderson, who had won eight medals in the last nine years at the Winter X-Games, including four gold medals in 2007-08 and 2012-13. In 2014 she had won silver at the X-Games, trailing Norwegian Silje Norendal. Anderson lived up to expectations, winning the gold medal with her second run of the final, edging out Finland’s Enni Rukajärvi, the 2011 World Champion. The bronze medal went to Jenny Jones, to win Great Britain’s first ever Winter Olympic medal on snow.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jamie Anderson 23 United States USA Gold
2 Enni Rukajärvi 23 Finland FIN Silver
3 Jenny Jones 33 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Sina Candrian 25 Switzerland SUI
5 Šárka Pančochová 23 Czech Republic CZE
6 Karly Shorr 19 United States USA
7 Torah Bright 27 Australia AUS
8 Isabel Derungs 26 Switzerland SUI
9 Elena Könz 26 Switzerland SUI
10 Anna Gasser 22 Austria AUT
11 Silje Norendal 20 Norway NOR
12 Spencer O'Brien 26 Canada CAN
13 Jessika Jensen 22 United States USA
14 Ty Walker 16 United States USA
15 Shelly Gotlieb 33 New Zealand NZL
16 Stefi Luxton 22 New Zealand NZL
17 Aimee Fuller 22 Great Britain GBR
18 Rebecca Torr 23 New Zealand NZL
19 Jenna Blasman 20 Canada CAN
20 Cheryl Maas 29 Netherlands NED
21 Christy Prior 25 New Zealand NZL
22 Kjersti Buaas 32 Norway NOR
23 Merika Enne 21 Finland FIN