By Karen Price | Sept. 10, 2017, 2:04 p.m. (ET)
Lindsey Jacobellis (C) competes in the women's snowboardcross final at the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships on March 12, 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

 

Defending snowboardcross world champion and three-time Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis earned her second world cup medal of the weekend and her first gold of the season at the FIS Snowboardcross World Cup on Sunday at Cerro Catedral in Argentina.

Jacobellis led the field in the big final, beating Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic in second place and Saturday’s winner, Chloe Trespeuch, who finished in third. Faye Gulini finished third in the small final and seventh overall. Jacobellis won the silver medal on Saturday in the first FIS Snowboardcross World Cup event of the season.

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Jacobellis is one of the most decorated American snowboarders, earning a silver medal in snowboardcross at Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006.

In the men’s race, Mick Dierdorff finished third in the big final for his best career finish in a world cup event. His previous best was a fifth-place finish at La Molina in Spain in 2014. 

Dierdorff was the lone U.S. athlete to finish in the men’s top eight on Sunday.

Sunday’s races wrapped up the weekend on the 1,000-meter-long course. It’s just the second time an Argentinian resort has hosted an FIS Snowboard World Cup event since 2008 and 2009.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.