28 Feb 2010

Canadian wins snowboarding gold

4:45 pm on 28 February 2010

Canadian snowboarder Jasey Jay Anderson overcame dismal conditions to win gold in the Olympic men's parallel giant slalom watched by his two young daughters.

Anderson thrilled the rain-soaked crowd at the last event on weather-challenged Cypress Mountain as he raced through the dense fog and squeezed past Austria's Benjamin Karl to win.

The Canadian started with a slight time deficit after the first run of the final but made up ground coming down the course and finished a few board lengths ahead of Karl.

France's Mathieu Bozzetto won bronze after beating Russian Stanislav Detkov in the small final.