WATCH: The best female snowboarder in the world

2019-02-23 10:30
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The snowboarder Anna Gasser has twice been Austria's sportswoman of the year.  She won gold at the 2018 Olympics.

She's also made a name for herself with spectacular jumps and was the first woman to land an incredible trick.

It took some preparation, mentally and physically but she believed she could do it. High on Austria's Stubai Glacier, Anna pulled off a trick that was up until then point never done by a female snowboarder -  a Cab Triple Underflip 1260. 

The trick involves taking off in the switch position - the opposite direction of travel with your "wrong" foot forward - before completing three-and-a-half full rotations and landing with your other foot in front.

This trick is as much mental as it is physical as it requires incredible self-belief and commitment as the trick is both challenging and dangerous with any attempt to abandon it midair posing a serious risk to life and limb.

But, to the amazement of all, the 27-year-old pulled off the jump on her first attempt. 

Check out the above video to see the best female snowboarder in action. 

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