Lindsey Jacobellis won another gold in Beijing, partnering up with Nick Baumgartner to bring home a win in the first-ever mixed team snowboard cross.
HISTORIC GOLD for @TeamUSA!@LindsJacobellis and Nick Baumgartner win gold in the first-ever Olympic mixed team snowboard cross! #WinterOlympics | #WatchWithUS📺 : @nbc and @peacockTV 💻 : https://t.co/PXMUVgJZ8P pic.twitter.com/aRsLjp7pDG— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 12, 2022
HISTORIC GOLD for @TeamUSA!@LindsJacobellis and Nick Baumgartner win gold in the first-ever Olympic mixed team snowboard cross! #WinterOlympics | #WatchWithUS📺 : @nbc and @peacockTV 💻 : https://t.co/PXMUVgJZ8P pic.twitter.com/aRsLjp7pDG
With the win, she became the first woman snowboarder to win two gold medals in the same Olympic Games. She also eclipsed her previous record as the oldest woman to win Olympic gold. Jacobellis had previously won gold in the individual snowboardcross, bringing home Team USA’s first gold of the Beijing Olympics. It came 16 years after she won silver in the race at the 2006 Torino Games.
The oldest snowboarders competing in Beijing, they were also the oldest pair racing on Saturday at Genting Snow Park.
“We’re the ‘80s babies and we came in hot today,” Jacobellis said after the win. “We’re really excited about it.”
Her three medals – two gold, one silver – in snowboarding also ties Shaun White, Jamie Anderson and six other Olympians for the most snowboarding medals.
“This has been really incredible,” she said. “I was really happy that my body was feeling great, even though I’m exhausted at the end of the day. All the pain is worth it.”