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USA Today Sports
1/13
Long Road to Sochi: Lindsey Jacobellis
Lindsey Jacobellis burst onto the world scene at the Torino Games as an up-and-coming 21-year-old who already had a snowboard cross World Championship to her name.
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2/13
Long Road to Sochi: Lindsey Jacobellis
She was poised to win gold in the first-ever Olympic women's snowboard cross when, with a seemingly insurmountable lead in the final portion of the snowboard cross final, Jacobellis attempted a trick...
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3/13
Long Road to Sochi: Lindsey Jacobellis
... but couldn't land it. The crash took Jacobellis out of the lead, though she managed to get back up and cross in time to win the silver medal.
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4/13
Long Road to Sochi: Lindsey Jacobellis
A devastated Jacobellis initially said she grabbed her board mid-air for stabilization before ultimately admitting she did it just for fun.
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5/13
Long Road to Sochi: Lindsey Jacobellis
After her crash, Jacobellis took the silver, while Tanja Frieden (center) of Switzerland took gold and Dominique Maltais of Canada won bronze.
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