Jasey-Jay Anderson will write history at Pyeongchang
Just before his sixth Winter Olympic Games, alpine boarder Jasey-Jay Anderson took the world by surprise on Friday, January 26. Tremblant’s ambassador athlete took the gold medal in World Cup parallel giant snowboard slalom in Bansko, Bulgaria. At the age of 42, he thus becomes the oldest athlete to win gold on the tour.
By being the first Canadian athlete to participate in six Olympic Games in his career, Jasey-Jay Anderson will also write his own entry in the history of the Pyeongchang Games. He began his Olympic career at the Nagano Games in 1998, took home a gold medal from the Vancouver Games, won four crystal globes in the general category of the World Cup of snowboard cross, and four world champion titles during his amazing career. He is among the winningest boarders in history.
With unmatched experience in this sport, which he believes to be one of the most beautiful, the five-time Olympian today develops his own line of competition snowboards: Jasey-Jay Snowboards (JJSB). Encountered in September for an exclusive interview with Tremblant Express, the rider and entrepreneur confided to us that he was at the point of concluding the research and development phase of his high-performance snowboards. Humble as ever, Jasey-Jay was nonetheless mysterious, and intimated that he still had a few surprises for us.
Has the boarder from Lac-Supérieur finally found the philosopher’s stone of alpine boarding…the coveted formula that will allow him to create the world’s best alpine snowboard system? With his recent victory on the World Cup tour we can certainly hope so, and this Olympic period just might coincide with the culmination of seven years of research and development. Again, we wholeheartedly hope so, for his sake.
No-one can predict the future, but you can’t deny that this local hero has not said his final word and could certainly surprise us, going well beyond our wildest expectations. To be continued….
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Rédacteur et journaliste de profession, Guillaume Vincent a fait ses armes au sein de l’agence QMI. Il s’est joint au Tremblant Express en 2014. Promu en 2017, il y assume depuis le rôle de rédacteur en chef et directeur de la publication. / A writer and photojournalist by profession, Guillaume Vincent won his stripes in the QMI agency. He joined Tremblant Express in 2014. Promoted in 2017, he has been editor-in-chief and co-publisher since then.