Eight ladies who can tough it out in the snow make up the Women’s US Team for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Lindsey Jacobellis is the first face in the preview video below. She won the silver medal in women’s snowboard cross in 2006. She might have gotten the gold since she had a three-second lead over her competitor, but she decided to showboat with an unnecessary method grab on her last jump that caused her to mess up her landing and fall. That’s got to sting. Here’s hoping she can get the gold this time around.
Kelly Clark is also a member of the team. She won a gold for the women’s halfpipe in the 2002 Winter Olympics, but didn’t place in 2006 in Italy. Instead, she lost out to the following two teammates.
Gretchen Bleiler (pictured) snagged a silver medal in the women’s halfpipe at the 2006 Olympics. She’s also known for her style, having a hand in snowboard and outerwear design. She has the dubious honor of posing for FHM with fellow snowboarder Tara Dakides and sportscaster Jamie Little.
Finally, Hannah Teter got the gold in halfpipe in Italy. She’s active in the charitable community, and has the honor of having a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor named for her: Hannah Teter’s maple Blondie.
Take a peek at the snowboarding ladies:
Also making the team are Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, Faye Gulini, Elena Hight and Michelle Gorgone.
The 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver holds its opening ceremony on Friday, Feb. 12. The first snowboarding events will begin the Monday after.
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