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Paso Robles snowboarder misses chance for Olympic medal 

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USA TODAY reports:

Residents of Paso will be cheering on local snowboard cross Olympian Trevor Jacob, pictured outside in Mammoth, as he takes part in the U.S. Snowboard Cross event, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. Sochi time.

Paso Robles snowboard cross Olympian Trevor Jacob.

Paso Robles snowboarder Trevor Jacobs raced nearly two full runs on the snowboard cross course Tuesday morning on what he believes is a broken ankle.

Jacobs said he heard a pop in his right ankle as he landed off the first jump in his semifinal heat. He knew the ligaments around his cuboid bone were already a mess, and the pop told him his ankle was shredded.

Jacob, 20, had yet to take off his boot and have his foot and ankle examined by a doctor.

Jacob still managed to finish fourth in that semifinal, narrowly missing out of a spot in the Olympic final when teammate Alex Seibold slid past him just before the finish line. Judges needed photographic evidence to determine that Seibold had finished third. Seibold went on to win the bronze medal.

Jacob, despite the pain in his ankle, returned to the top of the mountain to compete in the small final that determined places six-12. He finished third in that heat, and ninth overall.

Sochi 2014 Men’s Snowboard Cross Final Results

  1. Pierre Vaultier (Gold), FRA
  2. Nikolay Olyunin (Silver), RUS
  3. Alex Deibold (Bronze), USA
  4. Paul-Henri de le Rue, FRA
  5. Stian Sivertzen, NOR
  6. Luca Matteotti, ITA
  7. Lucas Eguibar, ESP
  8. Kevin Hill, CAN
  9. Trevor Jacob, USA
  10. Hanno Douschan, AUT
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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on , Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.

One Response to Paso Robles snowboarder misses chance for Olympic medal

  1. Nancy

    You rock, Trevor. Paso Robles is proud of your top ten performance.
    Sorry about your ankle.

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