Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis shows grit in chase for Olympic gold
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Those deeply invested in snowboarding likely feel there is nothing new to know about Lindsey Jacobellis.
Then the 32-year-old tells a story about how before traveling to her fourth Olympics, she installed new ducts in her home in southern California to eliminate fire hazards. And you realize a Jacobellis-of-all-trades always will have a surprise or two in her, stemming from lessons in self-reliance learned early growing up in Vermont.
Because Jacobellis was the only young girl then racing snowboard cross in Stratton, Vt., she competed against boys as an 11- and... read more
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