Lindsey Jabobellis, in the worst thing to happen to her since she was given a dude's full name for her last name, kinda choked away a gold medal in the women's snowboard cross. The poor girl had the thing wrapped up, coasting to an easy victory when she tried to do one last "grab" and ended up crashing, handing the gold to an unsuspecting Tanja Frieden of Switzerland.
Her last little trick was completely unnecessary. All she had to do was cross the finish line, and she'd be spending her evening chatting with Bob Costas and peeking through the hole in her pretty new gold medal. She says she was trying to give herself more stability with the grab, while others seem to believe she was showboating. So she either choked on a move that should've been simple for her, or she's a cuter version of Leon Lett.
Either way, that had to hurt. You can experience her pain with her tonight on NBC, on about an 8-hour tape delay.
Jacobellis flub makes Frieden a champion [NBCOlympics.com]