WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia-“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” reads the supposed USPS creed. Well apparently “Neither rain nor fog nor weather delays” should be the the Men’s Snowboarding Parallel Giant Slalom creed.
The conditions at Cypress Mountain on Saturday may not have been ideal but that didn’t stop the crowd from having a great time. With a DJ spinning records for the kids playing hit after hit from Michael Jackson to Sugar Hill Gang, the music kept the crowd dancing if for no other reason than to stay warm.
The Canadians continued their late dominance of the games when Jasey-Jay Anderson added another gold to the Canada gold medal count bringing the total to 12.
Anderson powered through the elements to make up a .76 second deficit to beat Austrian Benjamin Karl who holds the world’s number one ranking.
This was Anderson’s first gold in his fourth Olympic Games.
The bronze medal went to Mathieu Bozzeto from Fance.
US athlete Tyler Jewell said that if this hadn’t have been the Olympics the event problably would have been canceled. Jewell finished 13th in the event.
American Chris Klug told his family, “Dress like you are going deep sea fishing in a rainstorm.” Klug is the oldest athlete competing in Snowboard in the Vancouver games at 37.
Klug won bronze in Salt Lake City in 2002 was the last qualifier to make it beating the number one seed Andreas Prommeger.
Klug finished 7th in the competition.
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