Jacobellis wins the United States’ first Olympic gold medal in snowboardcross.

The 36-year-old racer was racing in her sixth Olympics and won the first gold medal for the United States in what has been an otherwise disappointing Games for the red.

There were so many complaints from the participants relating to the condition of quarantine and winter at Beijing Olympics 2022, no one realized to appreciate the winners like Jacobellis who won the fist gold medal for United States in snowboardcross. The 36-year-old racer was racing in her sixth Olympics and won the first gold medal for the United States in what has been an otherwise disappointing Games for the red, white, and blue. The triumph came just hours after the best American competitor, skier Mikaela Shiffrin, crashed out and failed to finish the opening run of the slalom, putting her record in Beijing at 0 for 2.

Jacobellis’ victory rewrites a few notable entries in the Winter Olympics history books. She became the oldest American woman to earn a gold medal, and her 16-year gap between medals was the greatest for any American woman. Earlier Jacobellis was best known for winning the silver medal at Turin games but no this time as she defeated Chloe Trespeuch of France. “They may talk about it as much as they want,” Jacobellis remarked. “Because it helped form me into the person I am today.” It kept me hungry and motivated me to compete in this sport.”

 

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