Frieden Gold, Jacobellis Silver In Women’s Olympic SBX
What was set to be the perfect final—including the four top Snowboardcross qualifiers—turned into a contest of consistency. American Lindsey Jacobellis won the start and pulled away from the group after Canada’s Maelle Ricker—the fastest qualifier of the day—went down on the top half of the course. Lindsey was riding away with it until falling on the second-to-last jump before the finish line. Tanja rode past just as Lindsey was regaining composure. Maelle was transported by helicopter to Torino. We wish her the best.