Anna Gasser edges out Jamie Anderson for big air gold

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Anna Gasser produced the best score with the last jump to snatch gold from Jamie Anderson in the women's big air.

The tricky aspect of the big air final is the scoring.

The victor was determined by taking the riders' best two runs from a possible three, and Gasser's huge final jump of 96.00 was enough to secure her the gold - when added to her second-jump score of 89.00. Riders took three runs, with their two highest runs counting toward their final score.

Gasser was the top qualifier and was able to land cleanly following her massive trick that garnered her a score of 96.

Gold medallist Anna Gasser of Austria is flanked by silver medallist Jamie Anderson of the U.S. She was hoping the big frontside 1080 she landed in her first run, then a follow-up 900, would be enough to secure her second gold in South Korea.

The medal is Anderson's second of these Olympics. She's just the second athlete from New Zealand to ever earn a Winter Olympic medal.

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, the 16-year-old from New Zealand, had a huge showing and walked away with a bronze after landing one of our personal favorites, a double Wildcat and backing it up with a solid jump for a combined score of 157.50.

Anderson, who defended her 2014 slopestyle gold earlier in PyeongChang, won silver with her score of 177.25. Australia's Zoi Sadowski-Synnott took the bronze.

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