KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Lindsey Jacobellis keeps her 2006 silver medal for snowboard cross in a little clear frame above the mantel at her parent's home where everyone can see it. The frame has a little door on it. This is so visitors can pull it out and try on the silver medal whenever they want.
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Sure, the first thought Sunday when watching Jacobellis crash in Olympic snowboard cross again, missing out on the gold medal again, was a rush of heartbreak. Obviously. "Kind of a bummer," Jacobellis would say. For almost a decade now, Jacobellis has been the best in the world in her crazy sport. And it is HER sport. She has won world championships, World Cup championships, every individual event imaginable. She has come back from injury after injury. She is the one name in snowboard cross that people know.
And the Olympics keep crushing her spirits.
"I'll probably win my next event," she says sadly. "Timing. I've just had bad timing."