Lindsey Jacobellis and Nick Baumgartner take home Olympic gold for U.S. at Beijing in mixed snowboardcross
BEIJING (AP) —Lindsey Jacobellis has won her second gold medal of the Olympics, teaming with 40-year-old Nick Baumgartner for the title in the new event of mixed snowboardcross. The 36-year-old Jacobellis took gold earlier this week in the women’s event; it came 16 years after a late showboat move as she was cruising in for an apparent win cost her the title at the Turin Games. After a slow start, the U.S. now has five gold medals and 11 overall at the Games. Jacobellis accounts for two, while snowboarder Chloe Kim has another. The Italian team of Omar Visintin and Michela Moioli came in second and the Canadian duo of Eliot Grondin and Meryeta O’Dine finished third.mlive.com
U.P.’s Nick Baumgartner emotional after Olympic snowboardcross elimination: ‘I’m not stopping on this’
But an Olympic medal wasn’t to be for the 40-year-old Yooper. Baumgartner, a snowboarder from Iron River, finished in 10th place of the men’s snowboard cross event Genting Snow Park northwest of Beijing on Thursday. It was the fourth Olympic snowboardcross competition for Baumgartner. This one hurts.”When asked if he will return to a future Olympics, Baumgartner left the door open. This one stings a lot.”Despite not winning a medal, Baumgartner did make some Olympic history by becoming the oldest snowboarder to qualify for the Olympics.mlive.com
At 40, U.P.’s Nick Baumgartner still a tough contender in Olympic snowboardcross
FILE - Glenn de Blois, of the Netherlands, from left, Nick Baumgartner of the United States, and Jakob Dusek of Austria compete during a semifinal of men's snowboard cross at the FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup, a test event for the 2022 Winter Olympics, at the Genting Resort Secret Garden in Zhangjiakou in northern China's Hebei Province, Nov. 28, 2021. On Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022, Baumgartner, 40, will kick off action at his fourth Olympics. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)APmlive.com
Oldest member of US Olympic team is a Michigan snowboarder who has unfinished business at Winter Games
Nick Baumgartner is from Iron River, which is way up in the Upper Peninsula. His sport is snowboard cross, and this Olympics is his fourth. He will be the oldest member of Team U.S.A. in Beijing as he turned 40-years old last month.