Jacobellis wins X Games, heads to third Olympics

jacobellis-fashion.jpgLindsey Jacobellis won the X Games competition in snowboardcross on Friday and will be on the U.S. team in Sochi next month. She has won eight gold medals at the X Games in her career — the most of any female athlete — and has been the world champion of her sport three times. Now at 28 and recovered from a torn ACL and meniscus, she gets a third chance to win at the Olympics. American Nate Holland won the X Games medal on the male side. The Olympic team for US Snowboarding is due to be announced on Saturday.

Friday's winning race:

Some more highlights of the Olympics run-up:

  • Women will be allowed to compete in ski jumping for the first time. AP
  • The uniform the Americans will wear in the opening ceremony was unveiled. It's by Ralph Lauren and this time they are made in the U.S. NBC, AP


Photo: LindseyJacobellis.com

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