Who is Lindsey Jacobellis?
Lindsey Jacobellis is a famous American snowboarder from Roxbury, Connecticut. She dominated the snowboard cross for almost two decades, winning X Games 10 times and the world championship 6 times. However, Jacobellis has had less success at the Olympics. In her Olympics breakout at the 2006 Winter Olympics, she won the silver medal in the women’s snowboard cross. However, she finished outside the medals in the following three Olympics until eventually, she won the gold medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics snowboard cross.
Lindsey Jacobellis Sports career
Lindsey has snowboarded competitively in Snowboardcross, Snowboard Slopestyle, and Snowboard Halfpipe competitions.
Jacobellis won bronze in slopestyle at the 2003 Winter X Games. On February 17, 2006, at the 2006 Winter Olympics during the gold medal final of the Snowboard Cross, she was approaching the end of the course with a 43-meter (140 ft), three-second lead over Tanja Frieden of Switzerland. Jacobellis tried a celebratory method grab on the second-to-last jump, but landed on the edge of her snowboard, and fell. Tanja passed her to take the gold: Lindsey recovered and settled for silver.
Jacobellis lost the lead in a fall near the finish line in Snowboard cross at the 2007 Winter X Games. In 2008, she dropped halfpipe from her competition schedule because of increasing injuries. She regained the gold medal in Snowboard cross at Winter X Games XII in 2008.
Jacobellis did not make it to the medal round of Snowboard Cross at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. This was because early in her semi-final race, she landed badly during a jump. She was avoiding a collision with another rider who went through a gate, resulting in an automatic disqualification. Jacobellis slid off the course, ending up 5th in the standings. Later, she won her fourth straight gold in Snowboard cross at the Winter X Games in 2011. This added to her gold medals in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Lindsey did not progress to the medal round of Snowboard Cross at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. She was in the lead in the semi-final race when she crashed and finished 7th in the overall standings. At the 2015 World Championships, she received gold in the Snowboard Cross. Jacobellis also won the 2017 World Championship and completed with a silver and two golds in the first World Cup races of the 2017-2018 season.
Jacobellis proceeded to the final of the Snowboard cross at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. She was leading most of the way, however, she ended up in 4th place by just .003 seconds and yet again off the podium. Lindsey eventually won gold in the Snowboard cross at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. This was the first gold medal for the US in those Olympics. Jacobellis’ story of sporting redemption was recognized as one of the highlights of those games.
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Lindsey appeared on a charity edition of MTV’s The Challenge, entitled The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros. She participated to raise money for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Jacobellis completed as the runner-up with her teammate, Kamerion Wimbley in the final challenge. Apart from her athletic skills, Jacobellis is famous for her naturally curly hair and is sponsored by Paul Mitchell.
How old is Lindsey Jacobellis?
Lindsey Jacobellis was born in Danbury, Connecticut, U.S., on August 19, 1985, and is aged 36 as of 2021. She shares her birthday with famous people including Tony Lopez, Tayler Holder, Ethan Cutkosky, John Stamos, Lexi Jayde, John Flamsteed, Charles E. Hires, Orville Wright, Manuel L. Quezon, Coco Chanel, Malcolm Forbes, Bill Clinton, Satya Nadella, among others.
Lindsey Jacobellis Family
Who are Lindsey Jacobellis’s parents?
Lindsey Jacobellis was born in Danbury, Connecticut to Ben and Anita Jacobellis. Anita was diagnosed with breast cancer and was declared cancer-free ten years ago. Her parents encouraged and pushed them to snowboard as her father was also a good snowboarder.
Does Lindsey Jacobellis have siblings?
Jacobellis was born to her parents in a family of two children. She has one sibling, brother Ben Jacobellis, who is a professional athlete and now works for Electronic Security and Control Systems Inc. He introduced Lindsey to snowboarding at the age of 10 and nicknamed her ”Lucky”.
Lindsey Jacobellis Education
Jacobellis attended and studied at Stratton Mountain School in Stratton, Vermont, graduating in 2003. Her college educational background information is not available to the media.
Lindsey Jacobellis Boyfriend
Jacobellis is presently not married, and not in any relationship. However, she was recently in a relationship with Adam Bakkedahl, who is a real agent in California. They began dating in 2016 but recently broke up for unknown reasons and the time is also unknown. Previously she was in a relationship with pro surfer Jesse Heilman.
Lindsey Jacobellis Kids
Presently, Jacobellis has no children of her own to date, out of all her relationships.
Lindsey Jacobellis Height
Jacobellis has a sexy, physically fit, and athletic body, adding up to an impressive height of 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) and weighs around 63 kg (138 lbs).
Lindsey Jacobellis Net Worth
American professional snowboarder, Jacobellis has been active in snowboarding from a very young age to date. She began her professional career in 2003 and is still taking part in snowboarding recently winning a gold medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. Jacobellis has gathered an accumulative net worth of approximately $1 million as of 2022.