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Lindsey jacobellis

Jacobellis had a disappointing outcome in Torino, too, when showboating cost her the gold medal.

Her curls are golden, but her performance was not.

Olympian and curly favorite Lindsey Jacobellis suffered a devastating end to her 2010 bid for gold when she hit a gate yesterday, ending her chances for a medal in the sport of snowboard cross at the Vancouver games.

There was some tight jockeying on the upper part of the course with eventual gold medalist Maelle Ricker of Canada. Jacobellis came off the first jump and landed off balance, desperately trying to regain her line but ending up in contact with the gate, an automatic disqualification.


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I can't imagine the type of pressure those athletes are under. I'd probably forget how to speak and walk, let alone snowboard.

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