Jamie Anderson of South Lake Tahoe was named Best Female Action Sports Athlete and Best Female Olympian at the 2014 ESPY Awards. The USSA was the most represented sports organization at the annual ESPN-sponsored ceremony.
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 9) – Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) cleaned up her second run to earn the first-ever women’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Her smooth style during her final run secured her the gold with a score of 95.25, putting her on top of the podium.
Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) skied a fast and tight line but plowed through a panel and lost time, finishing eighth in the men’s downhill. Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) was fifth in his first Olympic appearance.
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Photo: Jamie Anderson in Cadrona World Cup (USST.Oliver Kraus)
Shaun White, the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Carlsbad, Calif., and Jamie Anderson, 3-time X Games gold medalist from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., took home ESPN’s 2012 Espy Awards this week.