Lindsey Jacobellis, Nick Baumgartner win mixed snowboard Olympic gold in epic finish

Snowboard cross is just the best!!!

Lindsey Jacobellis and Nick Baumgartner are Olympic mixed snowboard cross gold medalists after an absolutely epic finish.

On Saturday in Beijing, the final of the mixed team snowboard cross event got underway. Mixed snowboard cross is a new event at these Winter Olympics, featuring pairings of one man and one woman snowboarder in a relay race of sorts. The men start off the relay by racing down the course, then the women finish it with staggered start times for how their partners ended.

Just a few days after Jacobellis nabbed her long-awaited gold in women’s snowboard cross, the 36-year-old teamed up with 40-year-old Baumgartner for the mixed event as the oldest pair in the competition. Baumgartner went first, putting down an excellent run that set Jacobellis up with a 0.04 second lead.

Then Jacobellis did what she does best and finished off the relay with a stunning gold-medal winning run.

Baumgartner’s reaction to Jacobellis’s run is also absolutely heartwarming as he cheers her on from the bottom of the hill.

Jacobellis and Baumgartner now have the first gold medal in Olympic mixed team snowboard cross history after that incredible relay. Fans could not have been happier for both snowboarders after the final race too!

Snowboarder Julia Marino wins Team USA’s first medal of Beijing Olympics with surprise slopestyle silver

Team USA has its first medal in Beijing!

The United States has its first medal of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing thanks to Julia Marino!

On Saturday evening in the United States (Sunday in Beijing), Marino was one of two Team USA competitors looking to win gold in the final of the women’s slopestyle event in snowboarding. Alongside Marino was the reigning gold medalist from the United States in the event, Jamie Anderson, who was looking to defend her title from 2018.

While Anderson missed the podium, Marino surprised big time for Team USA, putting down a score of 87.68 in her second run of three. For awhile, Marino was sitting in the gold medal spot, until Zoi Sadowski-Synnott’s final run of the day won New Zealand its first ever gold medal in the Winter Olympics, giving Marino the silver.

Here’s Marino’s silver-winning run from the women’s slopestyle event.

What a performance! Seriously, what a run from Marino, who combined some major tricks and jumps to win the silver as Team USA’s first medal in Beijing.

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Get to know Jamie Anderson: 5 facts about the decorated Olympic snowboarder with a shot at history

Meet Jamie Anderson, a Team USA women’s snowboarding star.

For the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, For The Win is helping you get to know some of the star Olympians competing on the world’s biggest stage. Leading up to the Opening Ceremony, we’re highlighting 15 Team USA athletes we think you should get to know. Up next is snowboarder Jamie Anderson.

Jamie Anderson is one of the biggest names in the snowboarding scene ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Specializing in slopestyle (a course with a variety of obstacles such as ramps and rails) and big air (one big jump off a ramp), Anderson will have the chance to make Olympic history in Beijing.

At 31 years old, the California native will be competing in her third Olympics as one of the most successful women snowboarders in history. Anderson is known for her large variety and complexity of moves showcased in the slopestyle event, but has been known to bust out a trick or two on big air.

Here are five things to know about Anderson ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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See Chloe Kim get an outrageous amount of air on her latest dominant halfpipe win

Chloe Kim is unbelievable.

Snowboarding superstar Chloe Kim is favored to defend her Olympic championship from the 2018 Pyeongchang Games and win back-to-back gold medals in the women’s halfpipe. And her latest performance on Saturday — less than three weeks out from the 2022 Beijing Games’ Opening Ceremony — serves as another reminder of why.

In the four years since Kim won Olympic gold when she was just 17 years old, she took a 22-month break from snowboarding, but when she came back last year, she picked up right where she left off: winning.

And Saturday in the halfpipe final at the Laax Open in Switzerland, now-21-year-old Kim had a stunning performance to win her sixth straight contest since her return to her board. The only snowboarder in the final to earn more than 90 points — which she did on her first run at 90.25 — she dominated.

But in her first of two 1080s on this run, Kim got an outrageous amount of air, and it looked for a second like she could have flown over the rest of the halfpipe. She gets so much air on her first two moves, and it’s unbelievable.

Behind Kim, Japan’s Mitsuki Ono finished second with 89 points, and Spain’s Queralt Castellet was third with 80.

As the International Olympic Committee noted, she hasn’t lost a halfpipe World Cup competition she’s entered since the beginning of 2018. And clearly, she looks ready to defend her Olympic gold medal at the Beijing Games next month.

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How to watch the X Games: Winter 2021 Aspen Edition, TV channel, start time, schedule, live stream

The 2021 X Games will be without crowds this season but they are still throwing a big winter party in Aspen, Colorado this year.

The 2021 X Games will be without crowds this season but they are still throwing a big winter party in Aspen, Colorado this year.

We’ll have some of the biggest snowboard and ski athletes in the world returning to compete in the X Games this season including SuperPipe, Big Air, and Slopestyle, competitions we live for in the X Games world.

Check out the schedule for the full weekend along with some top events to look out for. Here is everything you need to know to stream all the X Games action this weekend.

2021 X Games Aspen

  • When: Friday, January 29
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
  • TV Channel: ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)

X Games Aspen Weekend Schedule

*All times ET

Friday, January 29

2:00 – 3:00 PM   Jeep Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle

4:00 – 4:45 PM   Women’s Ski Big Air

8:00 – 8:30 PM   Wendy’s Snowboard Knuckle Huck

9:00 – 10:00 PM  Women’s Ski SuperPipe

10:30 – 12:30 AM Men’s Ski SuperPipe

Saturday, January 30

1:00 – 6:00 PM, ABC
Jeep Women’s Ski Slopestyle
Jeep Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle
Pacifico Women’s Snowboard Big Air
Women’s Ski Big Air Encore
8:00 – 8:45 PM
The Real Cost Men’s Ski Big Air
10:00 – 12:00 AM, ESPN
Monster Energy Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe
The Real Cost Men’s Ski Big Air Encore

Sunday, January 31

1:00 – 3:00 PM, ABC
Jeep Men’s Ski Slopestyle
Jeep Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Encore
8:30 – 11:00 PM, ESPN
Monster Energy Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe
The Real Cost Men’s Snowboard Big Air’
Wendy’s Ski Knuckle Huck

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