Lindsey Jacobellis is an American snowboarder from Roxbury, Connecticut. The most decorated female snowboard cross athlete of all time, she dominated the sport for almost two decades as a five-time World Champion and ten-time X Games champion. In her Olympic debut at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Jacobellis won the silver medal in the snowboard cross.
Jacobellis appeared on a charity edition of MTV’s The Challenge, titled The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros. She competed to raise money for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
She finished as the runner-up with her teammate in the final challenge, Kamerion Wimbley. In addition to her athletic skill, she is known for her naturally curly hair and is sponsored by Paul Mitchell.
How Many Olympics Has Lindsey Jacobellis Been In?
Jacobellis has been to the Winter Olympics five times, and twice she earned Olympic silvers but had never reached the elusive gold. Her best chance seemed to come in her Olympic debut in Torino 16 years ago, but a fall on a trick attempt in what was an otherwise gold-winning run at her put her in second.