Jamie Anderson is the professional snowboarder from America. She is also the gold medalist snowboarder of Winter Olympics held in 2014 and 2018. Anderson is the first female athlete to achieve such feat twice.
Besides, Anderson has already bagged the gold medals of Winter X Games in 2007 at the age of 16, making her the youngest woman to do so. So, before she breaks any more records, let’s find more about Jamie Anderson and her life right now.
Here are some interesting facts about Jamie Anderson.
Jamie Anderson: Quick Facts
|Jamie Louise Anderson
|29 years old
|Date of Birth
|September 13, 1990
|South Lake, Tahoe, California
|5 feet 3 inches (160 cm)
|54 kg(119 lbs)
Early Life and Education
The professional athlete Jamie Louise Anderson was born on September 13, 1990, in South Lake, Tahoe, California. She grew up with her seven siblings as the fifth child of her family. But so far there is no information about her parents.
Similarly, Anderson holds the American nationality and is of white ethnicity. Anderson fell in love with snowboarding at the age of nine and has been inseparable since then. Because of it, Jamie was homeschooled so that she could spend more time on the mountains exploring and snowboarding.
Age and Measurements
As of 2019, the two times Olympic champion has crossed 29 years of her life. Also, Anderson has the tall stature of 5 feet 3 inches(160 cm) and weighs around 54 kg(119 lbs).
Unfortunately, there is no additional information regarding her exact measurements. But she does possess a toned and fit body. Similarly, Anderson has blue eyes and blonde hair.
Jamie Anderson: Professional Career
Jamie was heavily influenced by her sisters, who introduced snowboarding to her. All three sisters made it to the snowboard team at local Sierra-at-Tahoe resort.
So far, Anderson has proved herself as the best snowboarders on the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour. She took part in regional competitions, national and junior world championship events. By the age of 13, she had already qualified for her first Winter X Games in the boardercross.
By the age of 15, Anderson had won the bronze medal in the Winter X Games slopestyle. And in 2007, she won the gold medalist and became the youngest woman to achieve such feat. She was just 16 at that time.
But Anderson rose to fame even more after winning the gold medal in 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. And to think that she won in her first Olympic game is beyond impressive. The win exposed her to the demographics outside of the game. She repeated the same feat in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games. Likewise, she became the first female snowboarder to win two Olympic gold medals.
Apart from her career as an athlete, Anderson has also made an appearance in The Celebrity Apprentice in 2015. In April 2018, Anderson appeared in season 26 of Dancing with the stars. For the show, she partnered with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev. Sadly, Jamie was eliminated on the first episode, but she still made in top 9 positions.
Personal Life: Boyfriend
Talking about her love life, Jamie is in a relationship as of 2019. She is in a romantic relationship with another snowboarder Tyler Nicholson. The couple was initially friends before they started dating in 2014. Jamie is five years older than Tyler, but despite the age gap, the couple is living a blissful life as of now.
The Olympic gold winner is not only competitive about snowboarding but is also a nature lover. Anderson created an environmentally conscious clothing company named TYRE( To Respect Your Earth).
Even more, the 29-year-old has developed a scholarship program for children with interest in snowboarding but cannot support financially. Anderson made it possible by collaborating with her middle school friends.
In the meantime, Anderson enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, and camping. But her all-time favourite non-snowboarding activity is yoga.
Jamie Anderson: Net Worth
As of 2019, Jamie Anderson has accumulated the net worth of $4 million. Most of her income comes from her snowboarding career while others come from her paid partnership deals.
With all the wins and achievements, Jamie’s income is bound to increase more. She also earns extra amount from her other projects.
Social Media Presence
Instagram– 498k Followers
Twitter– 70.3k Followers