Anna Gasser headed into the PyeongChang 2018 Games as the standout favourite for the new snowboard big air event, such was her dominance in the discipline, and she did not disappoint. A magnificent cab double cork 1080 on her third run won her a historic gold medal!
Anna Gasser grew up, and still lives, in the Austrian resort town of Milstatt, located on the banks of the lake of the same name, in Grossdombra in the region of Carinthia. "As a child, I would spend many happy hours by the lake. I was a real water baby, and fascinated by the diving platform. From the age of 12, I was jumping from a height of 16 metres," she recalled. At school, she dreamed of becoming a vet, but at the same time became an accomplished gymnast, a promising young Austrian athlete who decided to hang up her leotard at the age of 15, discouraged by the demanding training schedule. Around two years later, Anna was inspired by images of freestyle snowboarding shown to her by her cousin. She started to try her hand at aerial acrobatics on the snow, rapidly developing her talent, helped by her years as a top-level gymnast.
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