Anna Gasser is the Austrian promise of snowboarding: her first venture, the realization of the impossible Cab Double Cork 900 (she was the first female athlete to succeed) dates back to when she was 22 years old.
Gasser first trained in the discipline of artistic gymnastics, before she turned in 2010 snowboarding. The Austrian finally started her international snowboarding career in competitions of the TTR World Snowboard Tour in the 2010/11 season. She reached her first podium finish at the Rip Curl Sista Sessions in Mayrhofen with third place in the Railjam. The following season she took her first victory in slopestyle at the Blue Tomato Plan P in Schladming. This was followed by a third place in slopestyle at the O’Neill Evolution 2012 in Davos. At the 2013 Snowboard World Championships, she finished 18th. At the O’Neill Pleasure Jam in Schladming in November 2013, she took second place.
In November 2013, she succeeded as the first woman, the Cab Double Cork 900, a double reverse salary with a half turn to stand.
In January 2014, she came in third at the Snowboard Jamboree in Stoneham and fifth in the Winter-X-Games 2014 in Aspen. In the FIS World Cup, she achieved a fourth place in Cardrona in 2013 and a ninth place in Špindlerův Mlýn. Her best World Cup result and at the same time the so far only World Cup place she reached in January 2014 with a third place in Stoneham.
The Carinthian qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. There she finished first in qualifying for the main event. In the final she reached the 10th rank. At the beginning of the season 2014/15 she won the O’Neill Pleasure Jam in Schladming. It was followed by second places in the season in the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix in Mammoth and at the Burton US Open 2015 in Vail and a victory in slopestyle at the Spring Battle in Flachauwinkl in March 2015. At the Snowboard World Championships 2015 at Kreischberg she won the silver medal with her third run in slopestyle.
The following season she won in slopestyle at the Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge and Big Air at Nine Queens in Serfaus.
On November 12, 2016, she won her very first ever Big Air World Cup event in Milan, securing the first victory for an Austrian in the discipline, having previously won one in the freestyle discipline with Tyrolean Nicola Pederzolli Halfpipe victory in Serre Chevalier (FRA) (March 8, 2003).
She also won the next two competitions in Alpensia and Mönchengladbach. In January 2017, she won the first time in Kreischberg in a slopestyle competition. Then she was at the World Cup in Laax second in slopestyle and conquered at the Winter X Games 2017 in Aspen the silver medal in big-air. In February 2017, she won the Big Air World Cup in Quebec and thus prematurely won the Big Air World Cup and the Freestyle World Cup. In early March 2017, she triumphed in slopestyle at the Burton US Open in Vail. At the following competition, X-Games Norway 2017 in Hafjell, she won the bronze medal in the Big Air and the gold medal in slopestyle. At the World Championships in Sierra Nevada, she succeeded on 17 March in the Big Air winning the gold medal with a first-time shown Double Cork 1080 and the highest score 100.
Already established as the winner of the Freestyle World Cup, Gasser refrained from participating in the World Cup Final in Špindlerův Mlýn, which starts on March 24; she said, “she has been in constant use since November and needs a break.”
In November 2017, the 26-year-old was the first snowboarder in Austria to be named Sportswoman of the Year. In the same month she won her sixth and seventh World Cup victory in Milan and Beijing at the first Big Air World Cups of the 2017/18 season.
Anna Gasser was nominated in 2018 for the second time for a starting place at the Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang.
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