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Lindsey Jacobellis Commands Field For Snowboardcross Win In Germany

By Karen Price | Feb. 09, 2019, 8:57 a.m. (ET)

Lindsey Jacobellis competes in the Ladies' Snowboard Cross Qualifying of the FIS Snowboard World Championships on Jan. 31, 2019 in Solitude, Utah.


Lindsey Jacobellis may not be this season’s snowboardcross world champion, but on Saturday, she picked up her 30th career individual world cup snowboardcross victory in Feldberg, Germany. 

The four-time Olympian and five-time world champion earned her first world cup win of 2019, defeating Italy’s Michela Moioli and the Czech Republic’s Eva Samkova, the newly crowned 2019 world title holder, in the first event since Jacobellis finished fifth overall at the world championships in Solitude, Utah, at the beginning of the month. She failed to make it out of the semifinals in that event.

Saturday was a different story, however, as she outdueled the field of heavy hitters in the big final for her second victory this season. The 33-year-old from Roxbury, Connecticut, got out to a fast start, took the lead early on in the race and never looked back. 

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Jacobellis also won in Cervinia, Italy, in December. 

Three-time Olympian Faye Gulini finished just outside the top 10 for the women, ending up in 11th place, while Alex Deibold finished in fifth place for the men. The U.S. had four in the top 15 in the men’s race, with Senna Leith finishing 11th, Mick Dierdorff — a 2018 Olympian who became the first U.S. man to win the snowboardcross world championship in 14 years in Utah — coming in 13th and 2018 Olympian Hagen Kearney finishing 14th.

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.


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