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Grandparents of Olympic Gold Medalist Cheer Her on From Montville

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    Gold medalist in the women's snowboard slopestyle Jamie Anderson of the United States smiles during the medals ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Snowboarder Jamie Anderson topped the podium after winning gold in the Sochi Games' slopestyle snowboarding competition, and some of her biggest fans were cheering her on from their home in Montville.

    Although Anderson lives in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., her grandparents, Leo and Peggy Plourde, are Montville residents.

    They received real-time results from family members on the Sochi sidelines and were beaming with pride.

    "[Jamie's mom] called us at 4 o'clock in the morning and said Jamie won the gold, and we couldn't go back to sleep," said Leo Plourde.

    Anderson clinched the gold in the second day of competition at Sochi's Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

    The couple said Anderson had dreamed of competing in the Olympics for years. She visited Montville around Christmastime and received an abundance of support from community members.

    The Plourdes said they hope to catch up with Anderson within the next few weeks after she returns to the U.S.

    "I'm just going to hug her and tell her she did a great job," Peggy Plourde said.