Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis, remembered for showboating that cost her a gold medal at the Turin Winter Olympics in 2006, will be headed to the Sochi Winter Olympics in top form after winning her record eighth Winter X Games gold medal in snowboardcross Friday at X Games Aspen 2014.
It's the most gold medals won by a woman at the X Games—summer or winter–breaking a tie of seven with Brazilian inline vert skater Fabiola da Silva.
Jacobellis reclaimed her X Games boardercross title after tearing her ACL at X Games Aspen in 2012. The event wasn't not contested in 2013.
"The last two years, what I've been through, it's like the icing on the cake," she told ESPN. "Best confidence I can have going into Sochi."
Here's the winning run:
Jacobellis is taking a three-race World Cup podium streak and second-place overall standing to Sochi, where she will again attempt to seek redemption from Turin where she led the race before doing an unnecessary method grab and fell. She managed to finish second and take the silver behind gold medalist Tanja Frieden of Switzerland.
In 2010 at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, Jacobellis hit a gate and was disqualified in the semifinals.
Next stop, Sochi.