3 to Watch: Tahoe's Jamie Anderson Earns Silver in Big Air, Renos David Wise Defends Gold in Ski Halfpipe and Vonn and Shiffrin to Face Off in Alpine Combined

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Here were some of the key moments we were watching on Wednesday:

UPDATED: Tahoe's Jamie Anderson Takes Silver in Inaugural Big Air Event

Austria’s Anna Gasser, the favorite in women’s snowboard big air, took gold Thursday after she landed two different 1080s — something no one else did in the competition. Gasser edged the top American in the event, South Lake Tahoe's Jamie Anderson, by 7.75 points points and Anderson took silver.

Scoring is determined but the best two runs out of three. Gasser broke out back-to-back double 1080s in her second and third runs for a total score of 185.00 and it was good enough for gold.

Already the Olympic champion in snowboard slopestyle, Anderson was in search of her third career Olympic gold medal. Her top trick was her first one, a frontside 1080 that received 90.00 points.

New Zealand’s Zoi Sadowski Synnott took bronze. 

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UPDATED: Reno's David Wise Takes Gold as US Dominates Men's Freeski Halfpipe

Americans dominated the podium in the men’s freeski halfpipe on Thursday, with David Wise of Reno, Nev. defening his gold medal and Alex Ferreira taking silver.

American Alex Ferreira led the way after two rounds, scoring a 96 on an electric second run. But Wise came roaring back, after falling on his first two runs, to take the lead with a 97.20.

Teammates Aaron Blunck and Torin Yater-Wallace placed seventh and ninth, respectively.

New Zealander Nico Porteous took bronze.

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UPDATED: Vonn Voyage! Lindsey Skis Out in Alpine Combined, Shiffrin Takes Silver

A day after winning bronze in her best discipline, Lindsey Vonn, who posted the fastest time in the downhill leg of the women’s Alpine combined, missed a gate early in the slalom and didn’t finish in what's likely the final race of her Olympic career.

Michelle Gisin of Switzerland turned in a nearly flawless performance as she finished in a combined time of 2 minutes, 20.90 seconds to eclipse the silver-medalist Shiffrin by 0.97 seconds. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland earned the bronze.

Shiffrin adds the silver medal to the gold she won earlier in the games in the giant slalom.

It was very likely the first and only Olympic race between U.S. teammates Vonn and Shiffrin.

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