Olympic Snowboarder Jamie Anderson - SEI
Andersonfeels the love in her Sochi playground
ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Even in the cauldronof competition that is an Olympic final, slopestyle snowboarding champion Jamie Anderson was still trying to remember the reasons she originally got into thesport - fun and friendship.
Described by British bronze medallist Jenny Jones as "a bit of a hippy", American Anderson did not buck the stereotype when she was asked why she was smiling at the top of the slope before the run which won her a gold medal on Sunday.
"I think I was just not taking everything too seriously and bringing some light into this," shesaid.
"At the end of the day it's snowboarding and we all started it because of the fun it brings and the joy to be out here on the mountain.
"We're pretty much snowboarding on a playground here. It's hard to find the balance between competition and staying true to yourself and remembering why you started in the first place."
One of the more touching moments of the final came when Sarka Pancochova carefully made her way down the hill after a violent fall that cracked open her helmet.
The Czech was immediately embraced in bearhugs by her rivals in a gesture Anderson said was typical of the sport.
"All the love up there,like, I don't see many events in sports where the girls are such good friends and truly support each other and give each other energy to be their best,"the 23-year-old said.(Reuters) - Even in the cauldron of competition that is an Olympic final, slopestyle snowboarding champion Jamie Anderson was still trying to remember the reasons she originally got into the sport - fun and friendship.
In this interview she speaks about being physically andmentally prepared for whatever conditions she will encounter and then being okwith it and having fun. You can see the Si Base confidence in her that is different from Si dual-seeking or Si hidden agenda.
Alpha caregiver: SEI
Not ESE because Si takes precedence over Fe in her conversation.
You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune, though it will not be the one you seek.
But first you must travel a long and difficult road, a road fraught with peril.
You shall see things, wonderful to tell. You shall see a... cow... on the roof of a cotton house. And, oh, so many startlements.
I cannot tell you how long this road shall be, but fear not the ob-stacles in your path, for fate has vouchsafed your reward.
Though the road may wind, yea, your hearts grow weary, still shall ye follow them, even unto your salvation.
She's got beautiful eyes.
“Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.”
Originally Posted by Gilly