Anna Gasser edges out Jamie Anderson for big air gold

Gold medallist Anna Gasser of Austria is flanked by silver medallist Jamie Anderson of the U.S. and bronze medallist Zoi Sadowski Synnott of New Zealand

Anna Gasser just won the first-ever Women's Snowboarding Big Air gold medal

Two-time slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson was in position to win a third career gold Thursday in Pyeongchang, but Austria's Anna Gasser bumped her off the top of the podium in the inaugural snowboard big air event.

Gasser was extremely consistent throughout the competition.

Anderson, who defended her 2014 slopestyle gold earlier in PyeongChang, won silver with her score of 177.25.

Along the same lines, Gasser can afford to slip up once without it hurting her overall score-a snowboarder as good as she is will unlikely make two mistakes in the final of the Olympics. In this year's X-Games, American Jamie Anderson took home the bronze medal. However, those scores must come from two different tricks. Her third jump did not score.

Heading into her final run, Gasser was sitting in second place, just a few points behind USA rider Jamie Anderson.

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Anderson led going into the final round but sat down while trying to land her last jump. She started with a cab double underflip, a trick she's had on lock for a while now, on her first attempt.

Anderson joins Kelly Clark and Shaun White on a record three Olympic medals in snowboard.

Jamie Anderson of the U.S. continues to add to her Olympics legacy. She's just the second athlete from New Zealand to ever earn a Winter Olympic medal and she's just 16 years old.

Highlights of some of the top runs can be found further below.

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