Jamie Anderson won the gold for the United States in the Olympic women's slopestyle snowboarding competition, beating out Finland's Enni Rukajarvi and Britain's Jenny Jones, who took the silver and bronze, respectively.

The 23-year-old Anderson was in second place after the first round with 80.75 points, behind only the Czech Republic's Sarka Pancochova, but in the second round she improved markedly to 95.25 points and secured the gold.

Rukajarvi was in fourth place after the first round with 73.75 points, but improved her numbers in the second to 92.50 for the silver.

Jones, meanwhile, was in fifth place after the first round with 73.00 points but achieved a score of 87.25 in the second run for the bronze.

Pancochova, on the other hand, was only able to equal her first-round score on her second run, thus coming in fifth overall.

With Anderson's victory, the United States has emerged as the great power in this new sport, especially since Sage Kotsenburg took the gold medal in the men's category, the first gold to be awarded at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. EFE