An Olympic celebration turned into a mountain-sized embarrassment for Lindsey Jacobellis. Coasting to what should have been an easy victory, the American made a hot-dog grab of her board on the second-to-last jump.Really, this brings about a glaring deficiency in Olympic snowboarding scoring. Snowboarding is all about hot-doggin' it. It's a sport with style - there shouldn't be a penalty for that. If anything there should be minus time awarded for various tricks done off the moguls. So congratulations, Lindsey. Way to not compromise your style and to stick it to that gold medal. Who needs that thing anyways? Everyone knows silver is what's really in. Who determined the scoring anyways, Tightass Mc-NoStyle? What are they going to suggest next, that football players get fined for hot-dogging it?
It caused her to fall and while she scrambled to her feet, Switzerland's Tanja Frieden sped past and became the first champion in the strange and wild sport of Olympic women's snowboardcross Friday.
Jacobellis won silver, but should have had the gold. She was well, well ahead of Frieden, and the other two women in the four-rider final had fallen long before.
U.S. coach Peter Foley fell onto the ground in disbelief.