Jamie Anderson seeks more gold in PyeongChang

Snowboard slopestyle gold medalist Jamie Anderson will get a chance at another gold medal at the PyeongChang Olympics.

Anderson, 27, of South Lake Tahoe, California, qualified sixth from the two qualification runs held Monday in the women’s big air event, the top finish among three Americans reaching the event’s final.

The event, which challenges riders to perform their best trick on a single massive jump, is making its Olympic debut in PyeongChang.

Julia Marino, 20, of Westport, Connecticut, qualified ninth Monday while Jessika Jenson, 26, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, grabbed the 12th and final qualifying spot.

The other American in the event, 17-year-old Southern California native Hailey Langland, finished 14th and failed to qualify for the final

Austria’s Anna Gasser topped the qualification standings, followed by Japan’s Yuka Fujimori and Reira Iwabuchi.

The event’s final is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday, when each finalist will get three runs to post their best score.

While Anderson defended her 2014 gold in the women’s snowboard slopestyle event earlier in PyeongChang, Jenson finished fifth, Langland sixth and Marino 11th.

The silver medalist in that slopestyle event, Laurie Blouin of Canada, also qualified for the big air final, while the bronze medalist, Enni Rukajarvi of Finland, failed to qualify.