|SUNGWOO RESORT, Korea (Feb. 15) - U.S. Snowboarding's Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) continues to rip her way onto the podium, finishing second in a World Cup snowboardcross competition at the Sungwoo Resort,, site of next year's FIS Snowboard World Championships.Canada's Maelle Ricker narrowly edged out X Games gold medalist Jacobellis at the finish Friday to take a small lead in the standings after four events. |
"It was getting closer and closer. At the end I tried to pass her but I had to avoid a crash which cost me all of my passing opportunity," Jacobellis said.
The FIS Snowboard World Cup continues Saturday with halfpipe and concludes Sunday with parallel giant slalom.
FIS Snowboard World Cup
Sungwoo, Korea - Feb. 15, 2008
(16 made finals)
1. Maelle Ricker, Canada
2. Lindsey Jacobellis, Stratton Mountain, VT
3. Mellie Francon, Switzerland
4. Zoe Gillings, United Kingdom
5. Dominique Maltais, Canada
Picture by Alex Broadway/SWpix.com