Lindsey Jacobellis is looking for redemption at the 2018 Winter Olympics, after falling short of the snowboard cross in the inaugural women’s final in Turin, Italy back in 2006.
Jacobellis was a heavy favorite entering the event, but a devastating mistake down the final stretch when she had the gold medal in sights cost her a spot at the top of the podium and has haunted her every since.
Now 32 years old, Jacobellis is hoping she can finally get over the hump.
Here is the brutal mistake that cost Jacobellis the gold medal in Turin:
For Jacobellis, while the mistake hung a dark cloud over her career for years, the time is now to look ahead and erase that memory as she hits the slopes in PyeongChang.
“I don’t look back at all,” she said, via The Ringer. “Right now, I’m here. It’s, what year is it? It’s 2018. We’re in Pyeongchang, and I’m focusing on that.”
Jacobellis has reached the top of the medal podium five times during the World Championships and ten times in the Winter X Games. This week, she’ll look to add the elusive Olympic gold medal to her collection.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea take place from Feb. 9 – Feb. 25.
The full U.S. snowboarding team for the 2018 Winter Olympics can be seen below:
Men’s Slopestyle/Big Air
Women’s Slopestyle/Big Air
Men’s Snowboard Cross
Women’s Snowboard Cross
Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom
Every event throughout the PyeongChang Olympics will be aired on the NBC family of networks, with live coverage available online and on your mobile device through the NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra apps so you never miss a second of the action.