LINDSEY JACOBELLIS TAKES HOME 10th X GAMES GOLD MEDAL
Vista, California – February 5, 2016 - This past weekend, WEND team rider Lindsey Jacobellis set a new record by winning her 10th Winter X Games medal in Women’s Snowboarder X, the most gold medals earned by any women to compete in X Games history. Finishing second in qualifiers to Czech Republic’s Eva Samokva, defending Olympic gold medalist, Lindsey made sure to put up a fight for the 2016 X Games gold. Samkova and Jacobellis each winning their semifinal heats, both moved on to a very heated final round. With Samkova making her way to the front of the pack early in the final race, Jacobellis trailed close behind until taking the inside line of the most critical turn throughout the course, knowing that Samkova would take the outside line, allowing Jacobellis to pull out front taking the first place position. Holding Samkolva tight to the finish line, Lindsey proved her talent, experience and strategy by taking home the X Games gold, beating Eva Samkova by 0.04 of a second.
Lindsey Jacobellis earned her first X Games Snowboarder X gold medal in 2003 at the early age of 18. Since then, Lindsey has only once missed the top podium taking the silver medal finish in 2007. With 10 X Games gold medals, Jacobellis is the most successful boardercross racer ever, medaling 11 straight times out of 13 X Games appearances. Her 0.769 winning percentage is the best of any X Games athlete with at least 10 starts in a single discipline. In addition, Lindsey’s hard work continues to pay off as she is a four-time World Champion (2005, 2007, 2011 and 2015), three-time Olympian (winning silver in 2006, finishing fifth in 2010 and seventh in 2014), and holds 27 wins on the FIS World Cup circut.
“It was a great week at X Games, I was over the moon and excited to come home with my tenth gold and I thank all my sponsors for their ongoing support!” stated Jacobellis. ”It means a lot to be a part of a close family brand like WEND and to have their support on the slopes, as well as in the surf. I’m happy to be part of the Wax Research family!”
John Dahl, President at Wax Research commented, “Watching Lindsey’s race had us at the edge of our seats. We were so pumped when she made the pass and are proud to be a supporting component that continues to get her across the finish line first.”
About Lindsey Jacobellis
At 30 years old, Lindsey Jacobellis is one of the most successful women snowboarders of all time with a record setting 25 World Cup victories in Snowboard X & Halfpipe. She is also a three-time Olympian with a silver medal at Torino, four-time SBX World Cup Champion, and now ten-time X Games gold medalist. Lindsey was introduced to snowboarding in 1996 by her older brother, Benny, and the same year started racing boardercross at a local event held at Stratton Mountain. Jacobellis also credits her success to her attendance at Stratton Mountain School, which holds a program allowing students to ride daily while earning their high school diplomas. Lindsey’s first X Games invite came to her at the early age of 15. Not only does Jacobellis hold 11 medals in Snowboard X, but has also earned herself a Slopestyle bronze medal from Winter X Games 2003.
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