Found February 16, 2014 on
Falls have haunted snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis’ Olympic snowboarding career, and Sunday in Sochi was no different. The Danbury, Conn., native failed to progress to the medal round of the women’s snowboardcross competition after falling as she lead the semifinal race. Jacobellis finished in seventh place in the overall standings. “If anything, it’s just a race,” Jacobellis said, via USA Today. “It was really hard to deal with that in 2006 when I’m really young, and then in Vancouver it wasn’t as bad because I was getting a little older and it just didn’t work out. Like this again, it just so happens that it just wasn’t coming together for me again and it’s just a very big bummer.” In 2006 at the Winter Games in Torino, Jacobellis had an overwhelming lead heading into the final two jumps of the course. She showboated off the first jump with a trick, fell, and settled for a silver medal. In the 2010 Vancouver Games, Jacobellis didn’t reach the final. She hit a gate in the semifinal,

Jacobellis falters again in women's snowboardcross

Lindsey Jacobellis' tough luck in the Olympics continues. The American snowboarder crashed while leading a semifinal race on Sunday, dashing her chances for gold once again. The 28-year-old Jacobellis was in the lead and well on her way to reaching the finals when she lost her balance coming off a jump at the end of the course at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. She flailed into a...

Samkova, Jacobellis lead women's snowboardcross

Eva Samkova of Russia and Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States led the way during the first qualifying heat in women's Olympic snowboardcross on Sunday. Samkova posted a time of 1:20.61 down the 1,200-meter course at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, easily the fastest of the 24 riders. Jacobellis was next in 1:21.40. The top 12 riders advanced automatically to the quarterfinals...

Lindsey Jacobellis falls for third consecutive Olympics, misses medal

Despite being one of the world’s best snowboard cross racers, American Lindsey Jacobellis has had high-profile failures in the Olympics. That trend continued on Sunday, as Jacobellis missed out on a medal thanks to a late fall in the semifinal race. Jacobellis caused a huge firestorm at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, when she fell during the final of the snowboard cross event...

Olympians tiptoe around sponsorship ban

Want to see the glasses and goggles that aerials skier Lydia Lassila and snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis wore at the Sochi Olympics? If you go to the website of the company that manufactures their eyewear, you might be in for a shock. On the Australian section of, photos of Lassila, Jacobellis and other competitors at the Sochi Games have been digitally blurred to obscure...

American Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis Is Bringing Home A Puppy From Sochi, Too

All signs pointed to Team USA snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis finally establishing herself as a gold medalist at the 2014 Winter Olympics, as she was running away with the lead in the snowboard cross semifinals yesterday. After a fall, though, Jacobellis finished in seventh and will head home without a medal this time, but to her credit, Jacobellis has a pretty good outlook on her...

Lindsey Jacobellis fails to medal in Women’s Snowboard Cross, Full Olympic Results

Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States entered as the favorite for gold in Women’s Snowboard Cross a the 2014 Winter Olympics but in the end the 28-year-old was left off the podium. Jacobellis fell by herself during her semi-finale race and was left to finish sixth overall after finishing first in the small final. The gold medal went to Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic who took...
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