With the 2010 Winter Olympics just underway, it’s time to highlight some of the athletes you should be looking out for in the next two weeks.
Sure we could talk about Apolo Ohno, or Shaun White, but come on, who wants to see them? Especially when you’ve got cuties like snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis, set to hit your TV screen. Enjoy!
To start with Lindsey, let’s give you a little background on her. She’s 24-years-old, born in Danbury, CT, currently competing out of Stratton, VT. Maybe most importantly, after a lot of hard research, she appears to be single.
Which is the best news of all, isn’t it?
Jacobellis started snowboarding early, around the age of six, thanks to the support of her brother Ben, he himself a highly successful boarder. She entered her first X Games at 15-years-old.
Meaning of course, she was hottest snowboarder on the circuit, even if we couldn’t legally acknowledge it.
Jacobellis first made a big name for herself, when at the ripe old age of 18, she won her first X Games Gold Medal, in the Snowboard Cross in Aspen.
As much as we’d like to lie and say that she won the event while wearing this lovely dress, we’d never do that to you.
While we’ll get back to Lindsey’s exploits on the snowboard in a minute, would anyone be opposed to us taking half a second to just enjoy her beauty?
Here she is sporting that “Golden,” smile that made us all fall in love with her in the first place.
As the years went on, Lindsey’s place among the female snowboarding elite only grew, as she took home two more Gold Medals in the 2004 and 2005 X Games.
As great of a snowboarder as Lindsey is though, isn’t it a shame she’s got to compete wearing all those layers of clothes?
Alright, now that’s more like it.
While we’re really not sure when or where this picture was taken, we’re not complaining, as Lindsey’s beauty shouldn’t always be held back by masks, goggles and snowpants.
We’re going to stop talking now, and just let you get back to enjoying Lindsey.
Lindsey became famous, or rather “infamous,” at her first Olympics in 2006 in Torino.
With a three second lead in the final of the women’s Snowboard Cross, Lindsey attempted a “method grab,” while showboating down the stretch. In the process, she lost control, and landed hard, losing the lead and the Gold Medal, having to settle for silver.
Ultimately Lindsey claimed to have no regrets about the moment, but later confirmed the move “unnecessary.” It’s too bad nobody was there to console her.
Regardless of the outcome, Lindsey was already a star in the snowboarding world, and was becoming one in the entertainment world as well.
Here she’s seen at an after party for the 2007 Academy Awards. Ok, I can’t lie, I totally made that up. But seriously we now get to see Lindsey in a dress. You aren’t complaining, are you?
After the disastrous end to her 2006 Olympics experience, Lindsey again suffered heartache in the 2007 X Games. She had another fall, having to once again settle for second. She recovered to win Gold again in 2008 and 2009
Away from the slopes, Lindsey enjoys several sports, including surfing. Ok, once again we have no idea if that’s true, but it sounded good.
Besides, there’s no other way to explain it, Lindsay Jacobellis + bikini= A Good Thing. Always.
Another X Games, another Gold Medal for Lindsey this past January. It was her sixth in the event, and seventh X Games medal overall
Lindsey looks deep in thought in this picture. I just wish she had me on her mind.
With the 2010 Vancouver Games upon us, Lindsey will once again be in the spotlight, as she goes for her first Gold after the disaster in Torino in 2006. The event will be held this coming Tuesday.
Whether Lindsey gets the Gold or not, she will go down as one of the most decorated women’s snowboarders in the history of the sport, if this is indeed her last Olympics.
Win or lose, she’ll have an enduring legacy, not only as one of the greats, but one of the purest hotties the Olympics has ever seen as well.
You look cold Lindsey. Need someone warm to bundle up with?