Slopestyle Gold Medalist Jamie Anderson Received Amazing Letter from Young Fan

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterFebruary 11, 2014

Jamie Anderson of the United States celebrates after winning the women's snowboard slopestyle final at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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There’s cute, and then there’s “second grade fan mail” cute.

Today we’re going to discuss the latter level of preciousness, which American Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson recently received in the form of a letter from a young fan.

According to Mike Foss of For The Win, Anderson posted a picture to Twitter Tuesday morning showing a handwritten message she received from a young fan named Leanne.

Leanne wrote:

Dear Jamie Anderson,

I’m so proud you made the Olyimpic team! I’ve been reading about you and you are really amazing! I learned that you like biking. I like biking, too. I hope you go high and do lots of tricks and do a really good job and do a nice job on the usa team. You are really good at Slopestyle Snowboarding. Rub the penny to get good luck.



The star- and heart-bedecked letter came true. Anderson did “go high” and “do a nice job on the USA team.”

The 23-year-old X-Games champ brought home the hardware on Sunday, taking first in the women’s slopestyle at Sochi and helping the U.S. complete a gold-medal sweep in the event’s inaugural year at the Winter Olympics.

We can only presume that Anderson’s success took a bit of skill, dedication and a helping of good juju from a young fan named Leanne. 

Perhaps the two will meet one day and go on a bike ride. I mean, they both like bikes! Sounds like a no-brainer to me.


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