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Anderson lives up to hype, wins gold

Updated: February 10, 2014, 3:01 AM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | espnW.com

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- Few things are heavier than the weight of a gold medal. Especially when the world hangs it around your neck three years before the contest begins.

That's essentially what happened to American Jamie Anderson the day slopestyle snowboarding was added to the Sochi Games. Immediately, the four-time X Games champ began her reign as the future Olympic gold medalist.

That's the kind of pressure that can steal an athlete's focus or cause them to ...

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