ZHANGJIAKOU, China (Reuters) -Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis won the United States’ first title at the Beijing Olympics on Wednesday, her women’s snowboard cross gold medal helping to erase the pain of an agonising mishap 16 years ago.
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Age: 36 (date of birth: Aug. 19, 1985)
Place of birth: Danbury, Connecticut, United States.
** The veteran American boarder has collected 31 World Cup wins, 10 X-Games gold medals and another six World Championships gold medals.
** Ranked fourth at Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018
Led most of the way at the final but was beaten by 0.003 seconds and off the podium.
** Ranked seventh at Sochi Olympics in 2014
Failed to advance to the final race and finished seventh in overall standings.
** Ranked fifth at Vancouver Olympics in 2010
Ended with an automatic disqualification in semi final event and resulted fifth in overall standings.
** Ranked second at Turin Olympics in 2006
Failed a showboating trick trying to grab her board and was beaten into second place.
(Reporting by Winni Zhou and Mari Saito;Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)