Women’s big air medals awarded in PyeongChang

Jamie Anderson lost what would have been her second gold of the PyeongChang Olympics on the final run of the women’s snowboard big air final Thursday.

Leading the event after both the first and second runs of the event, which is scored on the best two scores posted over three runs, the 27-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, California, saw Anna Gasser of Austria jump in front to win gold with her final run.

Gasser, the world’s No. 1 ranked big air snowboarder, scored 96.00 on her third run to give her a total score of 185.00 and the gold.

Anderson, who defended her 2014 slopestyle gold earlier in PyeongChang, won silver with her score of 177.25.

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott of New Zealand won bronze with a score of 157.50.

Riders in the big air event, which is making its Olympic debut in PyeongChang, get three runs in the final, with their overall point total based off their two best scores. However, those scores must come from two different tricks.

The other Americans in the event’s final, Julia Marino, 20, of Westport, Connecticut, and Jessika Jenson, 26, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, finished 10th and 11th.