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Jamie Anderson | Beijing 2022 Olympic Profile

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The two-time Olympic gold medalist talks about gearing up for Beijing, potentially bringing home more hardware, the future of women in snowboarding and how success is derived from within.

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JAMIE ANDERSON: Sometimes I feel so proud of everything I've done. And you know, my mom always says, like, there's nothing to prove like; just go enjoy. But I think deep down, of course, everyone going there wants to win and do their best.

And for me to win three medals would be absolutely insane. I would feel, like, just so grateful. It's insane. Like, the level of [INAUDIBLE] in women's snowboarding right now is through the roof. And it's so cool to see the younger girls I'm competing with now that are 10, 15 years below me, just, like, handling it, throwing down, learning new tricks that scare the [MUTED] out of me, but it's really impressive, and it's really inspiring.

So I'm just thankful to see how far this sport has come, and I'm going to work my hardest to be my best and hopefully put on a good performance. But I'm just grateful for all of the good times along the way.

I think it's just, like, the joy of learning to progress and, not only, like, physically on the mountain, but, like, learning to deal with the stresses that come with the hectic schedule and the sacrifices and everything else that comes with being an Olympic athlete.

But for me, that [INAUDIBLE] just sending it-- like, tap into your real power to your best because I think we can set limits in our mind and think we're old or have ideas of things, but I think the power is within and that's what keeps me going, and not just like competitive snowboarding, but snowboarding across the whole board. It's so fun. Big Mountain, Urban, film trips, and I think the whole culture of the sport is why I've been in it for so long and why I'll probably continue to do it for the rest of my life.