Some say that Lindsey Jacobellis is the most dominate figure in snow boarding, male or female. She is certainly one of the most decorated and successful women in the sport. Read her biography and see photos and a video of her below.
Lindsey Jacobellis is one of the most successful snowboarders active in the sport today. She was well on her way to earning the Gold in the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics when she crashed on her last run. She was widely criticized for showboating causing her to crash just before the finish line. She ended up with the Silver medal. At first she denied that she had been showing off a bit, but later admitted that perhaps she had gotten over confident since she had such a large lead at the time. She redeemed herself of her critics when she won her second consecutive SBX World Championship in 2007. She won gold in the 2008 Winter X Games XII in Aspen, Colorado.
Lindsey Jacobellis was born August 19, 1985 in Danbury, Connecticut and grew up in Stratton Mountain, Vermont. She is 5’5″ and weights 120 pounds. Her nickname is ‘Lucky’. He older brother, Benny, introduced her to the sport in 1996. Within ten years of her starting snow boarding she was the silver medalist in the 2006 Olympics. Not bad at all. She also attended the Stratton Mountain School which allowed practice on the sport while attending high school. She graduated from the Stratton Mountain School in 2003.
In 2004, Lindsey was nominated for ‘Sportswoman of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Lindsey is active in causes that mean a lot to her. She donated 10 inches of her long curly blond hair to a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer. She is also an active environmentalist.