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Lindsey Jacobellis emphasizes optimism, not heartbreak, after another Olympic miss

Pyeongchang Olympics Snowboard Women

From left; Alexandra Jekova, of Bulgaria, Chloe Trespeuch, of France, Eva Samkova, of the Czech Republic, Michela Moioli, of Italy, Lindsey Jacobellis, of the United States, and De Sousa Mabileau Julia Pereira, of France, run the course during the women’s snowboard cross finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The usual sting of an Olympic fourth-place finish did not accompany Lindsey Jacobellis’ words.

“I could be upset, but where is that going to get me?” she said.

Earlier, the minutes after Jacobellis’ fourth Olympic competition went like this: a discussion with a U.S. team official about her athlete credential, swigs of blue Powerade and a light chat with teammates.

Watch: Jacobellis finishes fourth in boardercross

“Could you not walk around without your crutches, please?” she joked with Rosie Mancari, who was to make her Olympic debut here but suffered ankle injuries in a Tuesday training crash. “I need you for Supergirl.” (more on Supergirl later)

Many emphasize Jacobellis, arguably the best snowboard cross racer ever, leaving another Winter Games without gold. Jacobellis does not.

Read the full story here and watch boardercross highlights