South Lake Tahoe’s Jamie Anderson Makes History At The Olympics
By Felicia Czochanski on February 12, 2018
After the first weekend of competition at the Winter Olympics, the Team USA is in fifth place in the medal race with 4 total medals, two gold, one silver and one bronze. One of those American gold medals belongs to South Lake Tahoe’s Jamie Anderson, who made history as the first female snowboarder to win two Olympic gold medals AND she’ll have a chance for a third gold later in the game’s big air category. Anderson won gold in the women’s snowboard slopestyle Monday, which she also won back in 2014.
The USA also won gold in the men’s slopestyle thanks to Red Gerard, who is just 17 years old! Wow!! That win makes him the youngest snowboarder to take home a gold medal and the third-youngest to win a gold medal in Winter Olympics history. Other medal winners so far are Chris Mazdzer, who took the silver in the men’s single luge, and the mixed figure skating team, which took the bronze.
Norway is leading the overall medal count with 8, followed by Canada with 6 and Netherlands with 5. Click here for updated medal counts.