Photos: Women's snowboarding slopestyle qualifying at 2014 Sochi Olympics
Feb 6, 6:30pm EST
The women's slopestyle qualification was held on Thursday in Sochi, with Anna Gasser topping Jamie Anderson as the event's #1 qualifier. In all, eight women total - the top four from each heat - advanced straight through to Sunday's final, while everyone else will get one last chance to qualify through the semifinal.
Here's a look at the eight women who have already secured their spot in the final.
Anna Gasser, Austria
Gasser built on an impressive showing at X Games, earning the top score of all riders in the field with a 95.50 in qualifying.
Jamie Anderson, United States
Anderson enters Sochi as the presumptive gold medal favorite and the most dominant rider in recent years, but her road to victory won't be easy. Austrian Anna Gasser posted a higher score in qualifying, and Norway's Silje Norendal - who didn't make the cut and was relegated to the semifinal - topped her in the X Games slopestyle final two weeks ago.
Isabel Derungs, Switzerland
Derungs was the top qualifier of the first heat in the opening round of women's slopestyle.
Elena Koenz, Switzerland
Koenz may not be as well-known as some of her peers, but she's already shown this season that she has what it takes to reach the podium. She finished third against an international field in December at the Copper Grand Prix.
Torah Bright, Australia
The 2010 gold medalist in halfpipe, Bright qualified for three disciplines this year - slopestyle, halfpipe and snowboardcross. With a second-place finish in her heat, Bright is suddenly establishing herself as a medal threat in slopestyle.