Sport: Snowboard cross
About her: Lindsey Jacobellis is searching for an elusive Olympic gold medal after winning silver in 2006 and finishing fifth in 2010. Originally from Danbury, Conn., Jacobellis calls Stratton Mountain, Vt., home. She is a nine-time X Games medalist, grabbing seven gold medals in snowboard cross from 2003-11. She has won the FIS World Championship in snowboard cross three times, and has 57 career starts in the FIS World Cup. Jacobellis is hoping to bounce back after a torn ACL she suffered at the X Games in 2012 caused her to miss significant time.
Decision time: US Snowboarding will announce its team Jan. 22.