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Pyeongchang 2018: Women's Snowboarding Slopestyle

Sochi champion Jamie Anderson of the United States battled challenging cross winds that had delayed the start of the final to win her second successive Olympic Gold in the women's snowboard slope style at the Pyeongchang Games.

The start of the final, which included all of the athletes after qualifying was cancelled because of poor weather, had been delayed due to the strong winds.

Only five riders made it down the first run without falling in the difficult conditions, which also included hard snow, with Anderson scoring 83 points to give her an almost 10-point advantage heading into the second run.

It was enough to hold off Canada's Laurie Blouin, who took silver with 76.33 on her second run, and Finland's Enni Rukajarvi, who added bronze to her silver from Sochi four years ago, with 75.38 points.

None of the riders were able to complete two error-free runs.

Canada led from the start scoring two points in the first end before the Norwegians hit back with one point in each of the second and third.

Lawes and Morris, who have won separate Olympics Golds in curling, quickly turned a nail-biter into a runaway victory scoring two points in the fifth end and three in the seventh to clinch at least a Silver.