Lindsey Jacobellis competes in the Ladies' Snowboard Cross Qualifiers at FIS Snowboard World Championship on January 31, 2019 in Solitude, Utah.
You can’t keep Lindsey Jacobellis down — or, it appears, off the podium.
The Olympic silver medalist and four-time Olympian continued to shrug off the disappointment of last month’s world championships with a third-place finish Saturday at the FIS Snowboardcross World Cup in Baqueira Beret, Spain.
Dueling France’s Nelly Moenne Loccoz down the course in the Spanish Pyrenees, Jacobellis crossed the line in front of the Frenchwoman to solidify her fourth podium finish of the season. Reigning world champion Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic was fastest down the Baqueira Beret course, followed closely by France’s Chloe Trespeuch. Three time U.S. Olympian Faye Gulini gave Team USA two in the top ten by finishing seventh overall.
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Jacobellis and Samkova are tied atop the overall cup standings with one event remaining.
Jacobellis’ latest podium finish comes on the heels of her 30th career individual snowboardcross win, recorded last month in Feldberg, Germany. That win came after a disappointing worlds effort where she failed to advance past the semifinals in women’s snowboardcross, though she did claim gold in the new snowboardcross mixed team event with new men’s world champion and 2018 Olympian Mick Dierdorff.
For his part, Dierdorff finished fourth to Austria’s Alessandro Haemmerle, Australia’s Adam Lambert and Canada’s Kevin Hill in the final after dominating his first three races Saturday. 2018 Olympian Jonathan Cheever was eighth.
Blythe Lawrence is a journalist based in Seattle. She has covered two Olympic Games and is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.