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born 1990

For Jamie Anderson, a night-before ritual of yoga, mediation music and burning candles + sage clearly paid off. She was wearing her wooden mantra bead necklace when she brought home the gold medal in the first-ever Olympic slopestyle competition hosted in Sochi, Russia. 

It's an approach rooted in the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe, where Jamie and her 7 siblings found home schooling left plenty of time for the outdoors. Jamie took up snowboarding at 9 and was winning medals at the X Games by her early teens.

She hopes to be back to defend her title at the 2018 Olympics. In the meantime, expect her to continue pushing the limits in the male-dominated world of extreme sports, while staying mellow.

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her quotes

all quotes by Jamie Anderson (11)

"It's not always about being the best; it's about being my personal best and having fun and trying to always stay in a positive place."

Jamie Anderson: More Than This | march 2012

"In America we’re all about saving, but we’re not always about sustaining."

Jamie Anderson: More Than This | march 2012

"I’m always into doing things to give back in my own way, but . . . I want more of a connection than just giving; I want to be the organization."

Jamie Anderson: More Than This | march 2012

"Many kids look up to girl riders, and relate more to us because we’re not doing double cork 1280s."

Jamie Anderson: More Than This | march 2012

"It's like playing. We're pretty much snowboarding on a playground up there."

Jamie Anderson wins slopestyle gold | february 2014

"You have to do your own thing. If people are inspired, that's awesome. If people want to judge you, then that's just not any of my business."

Jamie Anderson in Only a Smile | june 2014

"I'd rather be inspired by my competition than be jealous."

Jamie Anderson in Only a Smile | june 2014

"What you say and what you believe will happen...Even if you aren't in the best shape, you should still feel and act like you are."

Jamie Anderson in Only a Smile | june 2014

"I feel good, but I always feel like I can be better. That's what I thrive on."

Jamie Anderson in Only a Smile | june 2014

"I feel the best when everyone lands an epic run."

Jamie Anderson in Only a Smile | june 2014

"It’s healthy to take a break."

Jamie Anderson is the Coolest Athlete We Know | june 2014
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curated with care by Alicia Williamson & Kathleen Murray {july 2014}