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Olympic Hopeful Jamie Anderson: ‘Women’s Snowboarding Has Progressed’ | TODAY

Olympic Hopeful Jamie Anderson: ‘Women’s Snowboarding Has Progressed’ | TODAY


>>IT’S ENTHUSIASTIC NOW. ANOTHER ATHLETE TO WATCH BY THE WAY. THIS YOUNG LADY RIGHT HERE, JAMIE ANDERSON. NICE TO SEE YOU. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT, SIX MONTHS OUT?>>OH, MY GOSH. TIME IS SNEAKING UP.>>YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN UNDER THE RADAR IN PYEONGCHANG. HOW DOES THAT CHANGE YOUR PREPARATION?>>IT’S BEEN A BIT CRAZY THIS TIME AROUND, KNOWING WHAT I’M GETTING INTO. AND ALSO, WOMEN SNOWBOARDING HAS PROGRESSED INSANELY IN THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS.>>YOU’RE GOING TO BE IN A NEW EVENT. SLOPESTYLE LAST TIME. AND NOW, THE EVENT BIG AIR. TELL US ABOUT THAT EVENT.>>BIG AIR IS AWESOME. IT BRINGS ALL THE ATTENTION TO ONE JUMP. YOU HAVE THREE GOES. YOU HAVE TO LAND TWO. AND IT IS AN EXCITING WAY TO WATCH THE SPORT OF SNOWBOARDING.>>SAVANNAH IS GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BIG CHAIR EVENT.>>I’LL JOIN YOU.>>I’VE BEEN TRAINING SINCE A CHILD FOR THAT OLYMPIC ATHLETE.>>WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO HEADING TO PYEONGCHANG?>>I’M HOPING TO ENJOY THE WHOLE RIDE. THERE’S GOING TO BE PRESSURE AND STRESS. MY GOAL IS TO ENJOY IT ALL. STAY HAPPY AND GROUNDED AND HOPEFULLY GO KILL IT.>>THESE THINGS COME NATURALLY TO YOU, IT SEEMS.>>IF YOU KILL IT, IT WILL BE EPIC.>>EPIC.>>YEAH. I’M SO IMPRESSED WITH ALL OF THE WOMEN. THEY’RE ACTUALLY DOING THINGS THAT I DIDN’T THINK WERE POSSIBLE. IT’S BEEN EYE-OPENING FOR ME TO SEE THAT WE’RE CAPABLE OF ANYTHING.>>WE HAD SO MUCH FUN WITH YOU IN SOCHI. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN

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