Team USA crowns its first Sochi sweetheart as snowboarder Jamie Anderson wins gold in the slopestyle event. Anderson, 23, hails from Lake Tahoe, California, and has been snowboarding since she was nine years old.
Jamie Anderson of the U.S celebrates after the women's snowboard slopestyle finals event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, February 9, 2014. Anderson laid down the best run of the day to clinch the first Olympic gold medal in women's snowboarding slopestyle at the Sochi Games on Sunday. REUTERS/Mike Blake (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING) "Happy winter solstice! Riding some pow! So thankful for the mountains and snow, and this beautiful time of year!" - @Jme_Anderson/Twitter NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: Professional snowboarder Jamie Anderson attends the 32nd Annual Salute to Women in Sports gala at The Waldorf=Astoria on October 12, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) "Here’s a BTS look at my shoot with @FreshEffects. Can’t wait to show you our whole #BeautyInAction series!" - @Jme_Anderson/Twitter "Fun day on the mtn!" - @Jme_Anderson/Twitter Jamie Anderson of the U.S. performs a jump during the women's snowboard slopestyle qualifying session at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor February 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Slopestyle Snowboarder Jamie Anderson attends the 32nd Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) Winner Jamie Anderson of the U.S. competes during the women's snowboard slopestyle finals event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, February 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake (RUSSIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SNOWBOARDING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) "Black Sea. Sunset. Opening ceremonies. #Olympics #Sochi2014 #TeamUSA" - @Jme_Anderson/Twitter LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 11: Snowboarder Jamie Anderson arrives at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Professional snowboarder Jamie Anderson greets Special Olympics athletes on Aspen Mountain in Aspen, Colorado on Sunday, January 26, 2014. (AP/Leigh Vogel for Special Olympics)