Placing a quiet finish to a tough Winter Olympics, Jamie Anderson of the USA didn’t advance to the ladies’s huge air snowboarding remaining on Monday, a disappointing end after she earned a silver medal within the occasion’s debut on the 2018 Winter Video games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Anderson, 31, fell throughout her first two runs earlier than touchdown her third: a entrance double 1080. However huge air combines the most effective two scores out of a snowboarder’s three makes an attempt to provide a remaining rating, and Anderson’s efficiency was solely adequate to place her in twelfth place, briefly.
Quickly she was bumped right down to fifteenth place and out of competition for the 12-woman remaining, which is scheduled for Tuesday at Shougang Park in Beijing.
“Truthfully heartbroken,” Anderson stated. “Such a excessive excessive if you do effectively right here, and the worst low when you may’t pull it collectively.”
Anderson is a two-time gold medalist in slopestyle who earned a silver medal within the 2018 Olympic debut of massive air. At these Olympics, although, earlier than stumbling in huge air, she completed ninth in slopestyle.
“I simply straight up couldn’t deal with the stress,” she wrote on Instagram after the slopestyle remaining. “Had an emotional break down the night time earlier than finals and my psychological well being and readability simply hasn’t been on par. Wanting ahead to a while off and self care.”
She is one of several high-profile athletes who have expressed vulnerability over the toll that expectations and coaching can take. Within the days between her slopestyle disappointment and massive air, Anderson posted a photograph of herself smiling on Instagram.
“Olympic reset!” she wrote.
Zoi Sadowski Synnott of New Zealand, who gained the gold medal in slopestyle this 12 months, had the very best qualifying rating in huge air. The slopestyle silver medalist Julia Marino of the USA didn’t compete within the occasion due to an harm sustained throughout coaching.
Hailey Langland, who completed twelfth within the huge air qualifying spherical, was the one one of many 4 People competing to advance to the ultimate. Marin Hamill of the USA, who was in seventh place on the power of her first qualifying run, was injured in a crash throughout her second run. After being attended to for a number of minutes close to the end, she was lifted into an ambulance. There was no rapid phrase on her situation.
Requested if she would retire, Anderson, who lives close to Lake Tahoe in California, stated she didn’t know. “A part of me simply needs to stop,” she stated. “A part of me needs to go work more durable and are available again and win the whole lot as a result of I do know I’m succesful. However it’s been an extended journey for me. I’ll positively simply take some time and go freeride with some friends after which reset and see what I really feel.”