5 things to know about Jamie Anderson, the US slopestyle snowboarder who won gold

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By: Avery Thompson, Hollywood Life
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Photo Caption: Jamie Anderson wins the gold medal for ladies' slopestyle snowboarding at the Winter Olympics.

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Jamie Anderson won the women's snowboard slopestyle competition at the Winter Olympics on Feb. 12. High winds delayed the competition, and Jamie's event had to make some changes to the format. Instead of having three runs to get the best possible score, Jamie, 27, and her fellow competitors got two runs. Jamie got a score of 83.00 on her first run! She'll have a chance to win another gold medal in the big air competition.

She was the youngest to ever compete at the X Games. Jamie was only 13 years old when she first competed at the X Games in 2004. She became the youngest female medalist in 2005 when she won bronze. Jamie and her older sister, Joanie, both won gold at the X Games in 2007!

She bought her mom an alpaca farm. Her mom currently lives on the alpaca farm in Vermont. "My mom always wanted to have a farm and then she ended up getting into the alpaca business because it is a really high quality fiber," she told Snowboarder.com. "It is the best fiber on the planet and you don't have to hurt the animals; you just shave them once a year. It's really lucrative, so my mom wanted to do it as a retirement plan."

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