American snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis, who won her first Olympic gold medal earlier at the Beijing 2022 Games, has now has won a second gold medal.
Jacobellis, 36, and her 40-year-old partner, Nick Baumgartner, won the mixed team snowboard cross event on Saturday. This is the Olympic debut for this event.
In this team event, the men run first, followed by the women.
In the final, Baumgartner gave the US a 0.04-second lead for Jacobellis, who then edged Italy’s Michela Moioli at the finish line for the win.
In a move that recalled the 2006 Winter Games, Jacobellis grabbed her board on a jump at the end of the race.
In Italy 16 years ago, Jacobellis infamously grabbed her board during a jump while she was in the lead and then fell, instead winning silver. An Olympic gold had eluded Jacobellis – until Beijing 2022.
Italy's Omar Visintin and Moioli won silver, while Canada’s Eliot Grondin and Meryeta O’Dine won bronze.
A second Italian team, made up of Lorenzo Sommariva and Caterina Carpano, finished fourth.