Quick Facts About Lindsey Jacobellis:
Many athletes are creating history in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, and snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis is certainly one of them. The 36-year-old American snowboarder from Danbury, Connecticut, proved that age is just a number. With her win at the Winter Olympics, she became the oldest U.S. woman to win a gold; also, the 16 years marked the longest gap between medals for any U.S. woman. Intriguing, right? Here are some Quick Facts About Lindsey Jacobellis.
- During her Olympics debut at the 2006 Torino Winter Games, Lindsey Jacobellis was about to win the gold medal but missed by celebrating her success a little earlier by doing a method grab. Unfortunately, she crashed while landing and, instead, got a Silver. But after 16 years, she came back with a bang to claim back what she lost.
- Apart from the Olympics, Lindsey Jacobellis has 30 individual world cup wins, 10 gold medals in Winter X Games, and 6 gold medals in FIS Snowboard World Championships.
- Lindsey Jacobellis is very close to her family. She credits her parents, Ben and Anita Jacobellis with encouraging her and her brother, Ben Jacobellis, to be active from a young age. The result was that both children became professional athletes. It was her older brother Ben, who introduced her to snowboarding when she was 10. Ben Jacobellis is a professional snowboarder.
- In an Instagram post, she calls her mother her “Mental Rock.” Lindsey’s mother, Anita, is a breast cancer survivor.
- Jacobellis was dating Adam Bakkedhal, a real estate agent. It’s unclear whether they are still together or have parted ways.
- Netizens are going crazy searching for Lindsey Jacobellis’s religion. However, the Olympic gold medal winner has never said anything about it.
- In 2017, Jacobellis competed on MTV’s The Challenge: Champ vs. Pros to raise money for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She was among the group of finalists.
How Many Olympic Medals Does Jacobellis Have?
- A. One
- B. Two
- C. Three
- D. Four