We have another big night of Olympic action later this evening headlined obviously by figure skating, but also featuring the sport that might be the wildest in all of the games: snowboard cross. If you haven’t seen this yet, you need to tune in tonight. Basically, it’s six people racing on a course, going fast as hell, hitting jumps, just all around shredding. It’s literally motorcross on snow. Take a look at this video and you’ll get the idea.
Last night, we had the men’s final and tonight we have the women’s. We also have a few Americans competing in this event. Lindsay Jacobellis is one of the favorites, but today, we meet newcomer Meghan Tierney. Maybe she can pull off an upset.
She began snowboarding at age 10 at Okemo Mountain Resort, VT, United States of America. While in the sixth grade she met Anita Jacobellis, mother of US snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis, who became her tutor. In 2012 her family moved to Colorado so she could enrol in the Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, before she moved on to the International Snowboard Training Center under the guidance of coach Ross Hindman.
Some more fun facts:
- 21 years old
- Other hobbies are surfing and skateboarding
- Her siblings are also competitive snowboarders