Austria’s Anna Gasser took home gold Tuesday, defending her Olympic snowboarding big air title.
The 30-year-old landed a colossal cab 1260 on her last jump to move into first place, knocking Zoi Sadowski-Synnott of New Zealand into second place.
Sadowski-Synnott led Gasser by .25 points heading into the third and final round, but the Austrian threw down an untouchable cab double cork 1260 to secure her second-straight gold in the event.
Anna Gasser DEFENDS HER GOLD!The Austrian goes back-to-back in women's big air thanks to a 95.50 on her final run!#WinterOlympics 📺 : @USA_Network and @peacockTV 💻 : https://t.co/DaRR18atEa pic.twitter.com/IFu3t5mbIZ— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 15, 2022
Anna Gasser DEFENDS HER GOLD!The Austrian goes back-to-back in women's big air thanks to a 95.50 on her final run!#WinterOlympics 📺 : @USA_Network and @peacockTV 💻 : https://t.co/DaRR18atEa pic.twitter.com/IFu3t5mbIZ
Japan’s Kokomo Murase rounded out the podium, earning a bronze medal with a score of 91.50 on her second run.
Heading into Beijing, Gasser wasn’t the heavy favorite she was in PyeongChang, with the competition pushing the Austrian until her third run.
“This time I was feeling it is going to be hard to get on the podium, but I was going to show my best,” she said. “This one feels way more unexpected.”