Ski and Snowboard
Weight: 140 lbs
Birthplace: Rapid City, S.D.
Years on Team: 10
School: Westminster College
- Olympic Winter Games: 2006
- Worlds: 2003, 2005, 2009
- 2009 U.S. aerials champion
- Two top 5s in 2006 season
- 10th in aerials at 2005 Worlds
- 2000 U.S. junior aerials champion
Olympic aerialist Jana Lindsey was a gymnast as a youngster in South Dakota and she's put that background to good use on skis. She won the junior national aerials title and she's made major strides after knee surgery to prove herself a World Cup contender.
Lindsey had one of the best seasons of her career when she increased the degree of difficulty in her competition moves, resulting in a career best fifth-place finish at the World Championships in Japan. She then capped off her season with a victory at the U.S. Championships. Now her focus turns to the year ahead as she looks to be on the podium in 2010 leading up to Vancouver.
She switched from gymnastics to aerials as a teenager and made quick progress. Lindsey won the junior national aerials championship in 2000 and, after strong skiing in selection events, was named to the U.S. Ski Team midseason 2001. A year later, she made her World Cup debut.
FIRST WORLD CUP
Jan. 18, 2002 in Lake Placid (13th in aerials)
OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES/WORLDS
2009 Worlds - 5th
2006 Olympic Winter Games - 16th
2005 Worlds - 10th
2003 Worlds - 13th
Majoring in communications and undecided at this point between journalism and public relations...Harry Potter and Jodi Poucolt books, Nelly Furtado, James Blunt, Rachel Yamagata and Norah Jones...Camping, pilates, swimming laps and dancing...My mom's a teacher at National American University, my father's a food services sales rep and my younger sister, Jenny, also attends Westminster College.
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