However, she did make it to Sochi and the Olympic final.
Jamie Anderson won Olympic gold in women's slopestyle snowboarding for the second time in a row. However, significant wind gusts led O'Brien to abandon her second run, after crashing on her first. She would have to wait to see if that score would hold up, but none of her competitors came close.
Anderson defended her gold from the 2014 Sochi Games and was followed by silver-medalist Laurie Blouin (76.33) from Canada and bronze-medalist Enni Rukajarvi (75.38) of Finland.
Jessika Jenson, a 26-year-old from Idaho Falls, Idaho, finished fifth, with Hailey Langland, a 17-year-old Southern California native, in sixth place.
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All the information you need to watch the women's slopestyle final is below, as well as a preview of the athletes competing for Team USA.
In addition to the shorter final, the snowboarders' two qualifying runs were canceled, as organizers tried to adjust the crowded schedule.
Anderson's gold marks Team USA's second gold medal of PyeongChang 2018 after snowboarder Red Gerard won gold over the weekend.
In a sport that focuses so heavily on pushing the edge, n Austria's Anna Gasser seemed intent on putting together a truly edgy run, and her double underflip on the second jump of her first run ended with her sitting down. Last month Anderson became the most decorated woman in X Games history with 15 medals, including five golds.