Jamie Anderson, Olympic snowboarding champion, announces pregnancy
Jamie Anderson, a two-time Olympic snowboarding champion, announced she is pregnant.
“The most precious and beautiful I’ve ever felt,” was posted on Anderson’s social media. “So incredibly grateful.”
Anderson, a 32-year-old who is engaged to 2018 Canadian Olympic snowboarder Tyler Nicholson, plans to return to competition in late 2023 and try for one more Olympics, a fourth for her, in 2026, according to People, which reported she is seven months pregnant.
A rep for Anderson later clarified that while she is planning on the 2026 Winter Games in Italy, she will take her competitive future on a season-by-season basis beyond that.
“I wasn’t planning on retiring with or without the baby, but I’m just so excited to be able to share this experience with our family,” Anderson said, according to the magazine. “I can see Tyler at the bottom of X Games with the little one. I think that would be really sweet.”
Anderson won the first two Olympic women’s slopestyle titles in 2014 and 2018. She placed ninth this past February after a tearful run-up to the Games.
Anderson also took silver in the first Olympic women’s big air event in 2018. Her 21 career Winter X Games medals across all sites are tied for the record with Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris.
New Zealand’s Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, 21, won Olympic slopestyle gold and big air silver in February after sweeping the titles at January’s X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Austria’s Anna Gasser, 31, repeated as big air gold medalist.
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