BEIJING – U.S. snowboarders Lindsey Jacobellis and Nick Baumgartner left a mark on the world in a larger number of ways than one in the wake of winning gold at the blended group snowboard cross occasion in Beijing.
The two made the record books for their success at the very first blended group snowboard cross contest to be held at any Winter Games. However, this achievement at their ages – Jacobellis is 36 and Baumgartner is 40 (more seasoned than different snowboarders contending at this level) – makes their success even more pivotal.
Baumgartner said just of their age: “We embrace it. We are what we are.”
This is Jacobellis’ second gold during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Prior in Beijing she turned into the most seasoned American lady to win a gold decoration at the Winter Games. Presently she adds another.
With this success Saturday, she is presently just the second Olympian ever to win two snowboard gold decorations in similar Olympic Winter Games. She joins American-conceived Russian snowboarder Vic Wild in this record. Wild won the men’s equal slalom and equal goliath slalom occasions for Russia at the 2014 Sochi Games.
This success gives Baumgartner his very first gold – making him the most seasoned snowboarder to win an award of any shade at an Olympic Winter Games, as indicated by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.