Snowboarder Michela Moioli wins Italy's second Winter Olympics gold

Baku, February 18, AZERTAC

Italy's women's team continues to bring home the gold at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, as Michela Moioli took first place in the snowboard cross, according to

The 22-year-old from Bergamo came from behind to pass Lindsey Jacobellis, the American athlete who had led for much of the race, and held steady for the win.

Jacobellis finished fourth, with previous winner Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic in third and France's Julia Pereira in second.

It's the first Olympic gold for Moioli and the second for Italy, following Arianna Fontana's victory in the 500m short-track speed skating.

"Women are women: we have an extra gear. Seeing Arianna win gave me a boost and I said to myself: 'I don't want silver or bronze, I'm here for the gold,'" Moioli said.

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