Whatever Happened To USA Snowboarding Star Jamie Anderson?

Jamie Anderson competed in the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics, as the first and thus far undefeated winner in the new women's snowboard slopestyle event, according to the Olympics website. Having won the event both years she competed, she is also the only female snowboarder with multiple gold medals. She also has a silver medal, as the 5-foot-2 shredder placed second behind Austria's Anna Gasser in the 2018 big air competition (via Team USA). With 19 podium finishes — including eight wins — in the Winter X Games (per X Games), Anderson is the winningest slopestyle specialist of either sex in Winter X Games history.

Anderson is obviously a pioneer in the sport of women's snowboarding, but what has the California native been up to since her 2018 star turn in the winter Olympics? And will she return to the Olympics for the 2022 games in Beijing?

Snowboarding and dancing (with the stars)

Jamie Anderson shows no sign of slowing down. In the 2021 Winter X Games in Aspen, Anderson took home gold medals in both the big air and slopestyle events, according to the X Games website. The previous year, Anderson won the Snowboarder's Triple Crown by winning gold at the X Games, Dew Tour, and the U.S. Open (via Snowboarder). The 31-year-old athlete is currently the top-ranked American woman in slopestyle and No. 5 worldwide, per the International Ski Federation. She is also the top-ranked American in the big air event. Given this, it wasn't a surprise when Anderson qualified for Team USA in December 2021, along with snowboarding teammates Chloé Kim, Maddie Mastro, and Red Gerard, according to NBC Sports.

In addition to competing, Anderson has been involved in charitable causes, including the Protect Our Winters alliance, which recruits winter athletes for the fight against climate change (via Olympics). She also competed on season 26 of "Dancing with the Stars," per Tahoe Daily Tribune, where she was eliminated in the first episode (hey, she can't be great at everything).