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Snowboarding-Jacobellis earns first U.S. gold and long-awaited redemption

Snowboarding-Jacobellis earns first U.S. gold and long-awaited redemption

Snowboarding-Jacobellis earns first U.S. gold and long-awaited redemption Lindsey Jacobellis claimed the first gold medal for the United States at the Beijing Olympics when she won the snowboard cross final on Wednesday and finally found redemption after her career-defining fail at the Turin Games 16 years ago. Jacobellis was within metres of winning the event in 2006 - the first time it was included in the Games - when she threw in a showboating trick trying to grab her board, only to fall