Jasey-Jay Anderson

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Jasey Jay Anderson
Jasey-Jay Anderson FIS World Cup Parallel Slalom Jauerling 2012.jpg
Anderson in 2012
Personal information
Born (1975-04-13) 13 April 1975 (age 45)
Val-Morin, Quebec, Canada
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg)
Website jaseyjay.com
Medal record

Jasey-Jay Anderson (born 13 April 1975 in Val-Morin, Quebec) is a Canadian snowboarder and Olympic gold medallist, who competed in the 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018, Winter Olympics. Anderson currently resides in Mont-Tremblant outside of Montreal. [1]

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Personal life

When he is not snowboarding, Anderson lives on a blueberry farm in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. [2] Since 2007, Jasey-Jay is part of the Tremblant athletes ambassadors program.

Sports career

Anderson is Canada's most decorated snowboarder having achieved a World Championship gold medal in all 3 slalom events over his career, and an Olympic gold medal in parallel giant slalom. In addition to being a 4 time world champion Anderson has achieved success across the board. Anderson won four consecutive overall FIS Snowboard World Cup titles from 2000 to 2004 and two world cup overall titles in snowboard cross in 2001–02 and 2005–06. These titles included 20 podiums in parallel giant slalom and 19 podiums in snowboard cross.

Anderson is also a six-time Olympic athlete, having represented Canada in the 1998 Nagano, 2002 Salt Lake, 2006 Turin, 2010 Vancouver, 2014 Sochi, 2018 PyeongChang, Winter Olympic games.

Anderson's best result in the Olympics prior to Vancouver 2010 was a 5th-place finish in snowboard cross in Turin. [3] Anderson finished 20th in the parallel giant slalom event at the 2006 Turin games. [4]

Anderson won the gold medal in men's parallel giant slalom at the 2010 Winter Olympics on home soil as the games took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. [5]

Anderson retired following the Vancouver 2010 Olympics but returned to snowboarding to compete in the Sochi 2014 Olympics, where he was the oldest competitor and ultimately finished in fourteenth position.

In January 2018, at age 42, he became the oldest snowboarder to compete at a World Cup. Anderson qualified for the PyeongChang Olympics. With his participation at the 2018 Winter Olympics, he became the oldest competitor in snowboarding, and the Canadian with the most appearances at the Winter Olympics, becoming a 6-time Winter Olympian. [6]

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References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jasey-Jay Anderson Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  2. "Jasey Jay Anderson ready for the last 'dance'". The Star. Toronto. 7 January 2010.
  3. CBC Sports, "Jasey-Jay Anderson makes Olympic-sized decision", 14 February 2009
  4. Canadian Olympic Committee, Jasey-Jay Anderson (photograph included)]
  5. Rook, Katie (27 February 2010). "Snowboarder Anderson takes gold". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  6. "Five things to watch Friday and early Saturday at the Winter Games". Toronto Star. Toronto, Canada: TorStar. The Canadian Press. 22 February 2018.