Olympic Crush: U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson - Window to the Winter Games

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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.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: U.S. Olympian and gold medalist Jamie Anderson visits the USA House in the Olympic Village on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)
US Olympians Visit USA House
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: U.S. Olympian and gold medalist Jamie Anderson visits the USA House in the Olympic Village on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)
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)
Jamie Anderson of U.S celebrates after women's snowboard slopestyle finals event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor
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)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Jamie Anderson of the United States celebrates winning gold in the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Jamie Anderson of the United States celebrates winning gold in the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
"Happy winter solstice! Riding some pow! So thankful for the mountains and snow, and this beautiful time of year!" - @Jme_Anderson/Twitter
Jamie Anderson
"Happy winter solstice! Riding some pow! So thankful for the mountains and snow, and this beautiful time of year!" - @Jme_Anderson/Twitter
BRECKENRIDGE, CO - DECEMBER 13: Jamie Anderson looks on as she wins the women's snowboard slopestyle at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships on December 13, 2013 in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships - Day 2
BRECKENRIDGE, CO - DECEMBER 13: Jamie Anderson looks on as she wins the women's snowboard slopestyle at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships on December 13, 2013 in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboarder Jamie Anderson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Snowboarder Jamie Anderson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Snowboarder Jamie Anderson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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)
32nd Annual Salute To Women In Sports - Arrivals
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)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Jamie Anderson of the United States competes in the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Jamie Anderson of the United States competes in the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/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
Jamie Anderson
"Here’s a BTS look at my shoot with @FreshEffects. Can’t wait to show you our whole #BeautyInAction series!" - @Jme_Anderson/Twitter
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Jamie Anderson of the United States waits to receive her score in her Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Jamie Anderson of the United States waits to receive her score in her Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: U.S. Olympian and gold medalist Jamie Anderson visits the USA House in the Olympic Village on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)
US Olympians Visit USA House
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: U.S. Olympian and gold medalist Jamie Anderson visits the USA House in the Olympic Village on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)
"Fun day on the mtn!" - @Jme_Anderson/Twitter
Jamie Anderson
"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)
Photos of the day - February 6, 2014
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)
32nd Annual Salute To Women In Sports - Arrivals
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)
Winner Anderson of the U.S. competes during the women's snowboard slopestyle finals event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor
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
Jamie Anderson
"Black Sea. Sunset. Opening ceremonies. #Olympics #Sochi2014 #TeamUSA" - @Jme_Anderson/Twitter
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Jamie Anderson of the United States waits to receive her score in her Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Snowboard - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Jamie Anderson of the United States waits to receive her score in her Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals during day two of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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)
The 2012 ESPY Awards - Arrivals
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)
ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 22: Slopestyle snowboarder Jamie Anderson addresses the media during a press conference at Winter X-Games 2014 Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain on January 22, 2014 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Winter X-Games 2014 Aspen - Press Conference
ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 22: Slopestyle snowboarder Jamie Anderson addresses the media during a press conference at Winter X-Games 2014 Aspen at Buttermilk Mountain on January 22, 2014 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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)
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)
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)
PARK CITY, UT - OCTOBER 02: Snowboarder Jamie Anderson poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on October 2, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
USOC Media Summit
PARK CITY, UT - OCTOBER 02: Snowboarder Jamie Anderson poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on October 2, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals on 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, . (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Medal Ceremony - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals on 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, . (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - OCTOBER 02: Snowboarder Jamie Anderson poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on October 2, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
USOC Media Summit
PARK CITY, UT - OCTOBER 02: Snowboarder Jamie Anderson poses for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on October 2, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Professional snowboarder Jamie Anderson onstage during the 34th annual Salute to Women In Sports Awards at Cipriani, Wall Street on October 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for the Women's Sports Foundation)
34th Annual Salute To Women In Sports Awards - Reception
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: Professional snowboarder Jamie Anderson onstage during the 34th annual Salute to Women In Sports Awards at Cipriani, Wall Street on October 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for the Women's Sports Foundation)
Snowboarder Jamie Anderson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Snowboarder Jamie Anderson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Snowboarder Jamie Anderson poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot on April 26, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO - JANUARY 11: Jamie Anderson of the USA celebrates on the podium after winning the FIS Snowboard Slope Style World Cup at the US Grand Prix on January 11, 2013 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
FIS Snowboard World Cup
COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO - JANUARY 11: Jamie Anderson of the USA celebrates on the podium after winning the FIS Snowboard Slope Style World Cup at the US Grand Prix on January 11, 2013 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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