Olympic Snowboarder’s Brother “Made Fun” of Her After Losing

Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis missed out on a medal at this year's Winter Olympics, and her brother wouldn't let her forget it.

"My brother made fun of me as usual, but that's my brother," the 24-year-old athlete tells UsMagazine.com of her older bro, Ben. "My parents are great. They were very proud of me, but more importantly, they were happy I didn't get hurt."

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Jacobellis — who was in second place after two qualifying runs — slid off the course in the semifinals in a disappointing turn that reminded fans of her 2006 showboating spill that cost her a gold medal (she took home the silver). Still, she counts it as a victory.

"Winning the small final was a big accomplishment because it proved to me that I could come back from not making the medal race and win," she says of her fifth place finish. "I enjoyed that last race because I rode so well."

She says there "is a different energy to the Olympics," adding that it was fun to be able to dance during race delays with fellow competitors. "There is nothing like race day," she tells Us.

Now that her training is over, she says she gets "to finally take a break" and enjoy a few splurges.

"I love having a good hot dog or chicken fingers, but you try to keep it healthy," she says. "Some good sushi is always a great meal, too."

The single snowboarder is already looking toward the Winter Olympic Games in 2014.

"That's awhile from now, but if I'm lucky to race, it would be just great and an honor to represent my country in the next Olympics," she tells Us. "For now, I'm going go continue to train and get more exposure for my sport and snowboarding in general."

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