Transcript for Jamie Anderson Brings Home the Gold in Women's Slopestyle
Snowboarding sensation Jamie Anderson brought home the gold as we've been telling you. The first ever women's olympic snowboard slopestyle competition and Amy robach got to sit down with the golden girl and hear the secrets behind her unbelievable performance so let's go back to Amy in sochi. Amy. Reporter: Hey, good morning, everyone. Yes, I got to meet skwaim and her family right after her incredible win and she told me how she psychs herself up to fly down the slopes and her mom told me something about Jamie that just might surprise you. In an almost glauless run 23-year-old Jamie Anderson made olympic history at the inaugural slopestyle event, snagging the gold with a 95.25 score. When you knew you had captured the gold, you fell to your knees. Oh, my gosh, it was just like, thank you, universe. So much gratitude in that moment like to know that I'm capable of doing what I set out to do. Reporter: We met the California native along with her five sisters and mom as they got a little pampering session at the Olay fresh effects salon and first time in the P & G family home she got to watch herself bring home the gold. Had you seen it before? Not like that. I mean that whole moment of them honoring me and the music and my family being there was just priceless. Reporter: The music was special because that was the song you listened to when you made your run. Yes. Reporter: Tell me what it is again. It's Naasz "I can ♪ ♪ I know I can be what I want be ♪ Reporter: It's the song she listens to get in the zone. A very inspirational song to freely believe in yourself and know that you're capable of anything if you work hard at it, you know you can. Reporter: I didn't even realize you were listening to music. I was dancing at the top. I was like whoo, get hee in the zone. Reporter: Her mom let us in on another Anderson secret. She doesn't like heights. She he's afraid of heights. Reporter: Your mom told me you're afraid of highs. I've always been afraid of heights. Reporter: What? How is that possible? Like roller coasters, there's not a chance. Snowboarding is such a different thing because it's just kind of working with transitions -- Reporter: Transitions way up in the air. I am scared of heights but like I trust my ability to snowboard. Reporter: So when I pressed Jamie about her fear of heights and roller coasters, she explained to me that she feels out of control but when she's snowboarding, she feels completely in control and that's why she isn't afraid and with the pictures of her doing what she does, I see why, guys. She was such a lovely, lovely soul. I was so happy to talk to her. Oh, it was great to see you two together. Yes, she's completely in control and she's ruling. She rules. Hey, Amy, thanks. It's day two for our fantastic special contributor for the olympics, let's welcome back olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen. Not only -- that snowshoeing, whatever, when you won, nice in the "Gma" -- The victory -- Oh. That -- as I said, once an olympian, always an olympian. Taking it seriously. Hey, we heard with Amy, spending time with the families there, that it is really special when you have your mother, your sibling, cousins. I remember you in Salt Lake in Torino, man, you had a lot of family members with you. My mom would come with me the same day I went and when I would do the short and long program, my sister, my dad, my grandparents, you know, uncle, aunt, cousin would fly in and just to see the same faces that I celebrated all the holidays be there to celebrate the moment I dedicated my life for was monumental and special. There's so many security concerns at the beginning of this olympics. Some families didn't go. How do you as an athlete tune out everything going on around you? I think you are so overwhelmed with your goal, it's all consuming. You train a lifetime for the olympics. And, you know, we don't pay as much to the news and media as you might think. We're really in our own head listening to our coaches, focused on that training then you feel safe when you're there, there's 20 security checks and there's armed guards and they take it so seriously that I really allows you to focus on your job. I'm assuming once you get on the ice maybe in a way the most comfortable time that you can have. It is because you feel in control. I always say you feel the most nervous watching someone or watching a friend and my mom would be so nervous watching me because she couldn't do anything. She had to just wait so I think once you're on the ice and you start moving and you're not -- there's no anticipation, you just get to go, you're finally in your comfort zone. Much more figure skating ahead with the olympics so we'll have you around with us throughout the -- And playing a little hockey. Better watch out. You're a favorite in the clubhouse right now.
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