Anderson in 2012
13 April 1975 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
Jasey-Jay Anderson (born 13 April 1975 in Val-Morin, Quebec) is a Canadian snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist, who competed in the 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014 Winter Olympics. Anderson currently resides in Mont-Tremblant outside of Montreal.
Anderson is Canada's most decorated snowboarder having achieved a World Championship gold medal in all 3 slalom events over his career, and an Olympic gold medal in parallel giant slalom. In addition to being a 4 time world champion Anderson has achieved success across the board. Anderson won four consecutive overall FIS Snowboard World Cup titles from 2000–2004 and two world cup overall titles in snowboard cross in 2001–02 and 2005–06. These titles included 19 podiums in parallel giant slalom and 19 podiums in snowboard cross.
Anderson is also a five-time Olympic athlete, having represented Canada in the 1998 Nagano, 2002 Salt Lake, 2006 Turin, 2010 Vancouver, and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic games. Anderson's best result in the Olympics prior to Vancouver 2010 was a 5th-place finish in snowboard cross in Turin. Anderson finished 20th in the parallel giant slalom event at the 2006 Turin games.
- "Jasey-Jay Anderson makes Olympic-sized decision" (cbcsports.ca, 14 February 2009)
- Jasey-Jay Anderson at the CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE website (photograph included)
- Rook, Katie (27 February 2010). "Snowboarder Anderson takes gold". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
- "Jasey Jay Anderson ready for the last 'dance'". The Star (Toronto). 7 January 2010.