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Associated Press shockingly picks Anderson for Olympic gold

Jasey-Jay Anderson
Jasey-Jay Anderson
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On Monday the Associated Press released its predictions for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

The American media outlet is projecting 13 Olympic gold medals for Canada and 32 medals for Canadian athletes overall.

However there is one very surprising name on the Associated Press list that has left many Olympic experts shocked. That name is snowboarder Jasey Jay Anderson of Val-Morin, Quebec, the Canadian Olympic gold medalist from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in the sport of parallel giant slalom snowboarding.

Anderson, who is now 38 years of age, has not finished in the top ten on the World Cup circuit this season. His best result was 17th, at Rogla, Slovenia on January 18.

He also has not been in the top ten in the 2013 World Cup standings, the 2013 World Snowboarding Championships in Stoneham, Quebec and the World Cup test event in Sochi.

In fact, Anderson has not even been on the podium for a significant international event since winning a World Cup race in La Molina, Spain on March 21, 2010, a month after his Olympic gold medal winning triumph.

All the other Canadian gold medal winning projections makes sense, but this one does not.

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