The 2022 Winter Olympics begin Friday in Beijing, with dozens of New Englanders hoping to grab gold in their respective sports.
Here’s a look at three athletes with New England ties on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team who will be competing in snowboarding events, as well as their Instagram handles in order to follow their journeys on social media.
Lindsey Jacobellis will enter her fifth Olympic Games. She won silver during the inaugural snowboardcross at Turin, Italy in 2006, a race made more notable by her decision to celebrate in the final moments of her run. She fell and surrendered the gold medal to Tanja Frieden of Switzerland.
Jacobellis was in the development years of boardercross and grew up boarding in the unofficial Eastern mecca of the sport, Stratton Mountain. @lindseyjacobellis