And less than 24 hours later, Jamie Anderson — who was the favorite coming in — won gold in the women’s event, giving Team USA two gold medals in the inaugural Olympics for the sport.
On her last run, Anderson nailed two 720s, earning a score of 95.25 and bumping her up from fifth place to first.
Even though she knew it was a solid run, Anderson was a little surprised when her first-place score flashed across the screen.
These are the first Olympic medals for both Kotsenburg and Anderson.
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