Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis finally broke through by becoming the first American to win a gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Lindsey Jacobellis wins the gold medal in the women's snowboard cross of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. The 36-year-old snowboarder waited for 16 years to win her maiden gold at Olympics. After her infamous blunder of premature celebration that cost her the gold medal at Turin 2006 Winter Olympics, she finally has had her redemption in the women's snowboard cross finals.
As a matter of fact, days after her first Olympic gold medal in the women's snowboard cross, she has won the gold medal with Nick Baumgartner at the inaugural mixed team snowboard cross event at Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing. She has become the oldest snowboarder to win a medal at the Olympics as well as the oldest American to win a gold medal at Winter Games across all sports events. Here are all the highlights in women's snowboard cross 2022 and how you can make a stunning video on highlights in snowboards cross 2022.
Part 1. Highlights of Women's Snowboard Cross At Winter Olympics Games Beijing 2022
Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States comfortably ahead of her competitors during women's snowboard cross finals at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou.
Meryeta Odine of Canada was ahead Lindsey Jacobellis at some point during women's snowboard cross finals but she could not hold on to her lead till the finishing line.
Chloe Trespeuch of France to the left and Mariia Vasiltcova of ROC to the right competing fiercely during Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Genting Snow Park.
Lara Casanova of Switerland lagging behind during snowboard cross finals at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China's Hebei Province.
Julia Pereira de Sousa Mabileau of France in the center, Caterina Carpano of Italy at the right side and Francesca Gallina of Italy at the left side, all competing at women's snowboard cross finals.
Julia Pereira de Sousa Mabileau of France wins the silver medal at women's snowboard cross finals of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Feng He of China feeling totally dejected after crashing out of the event during women's snowboard cross finals at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States on her way to victory during women's snowboard cross finals at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
American snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis finally crossing the finishing line ahead of all the competitors to win the gold medal.
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Part 2. Create a Video to Save the Highlights of Snowboard Cross
When you check out high-quality snowboard cross highlights videos online, you will find that there are certain elements that are common across all such videos. Starting from video effects and video editing to audio additions, here are all the common features used in snowboard cross highlights.
Pan and Zoom - You will see that still photos are slowly zooming and finally focusing on the main athlete in a group competition. This effect is called pan and zoom effect and it is currently the trending feature in a highlight video with still footage.
Transition - Transition effects are the most commonly used effects in a highlight video where still photos are used continuously. The transition effects make shifting from one photo to another smooth and eye-pleasing. The video editor you choose to make your highlight video should have ample number of transition effects.
Slow Motion - You need to have slow motion effect on your snowboard cross finals. This is because you will have to allow your viewers to check out the video footages comfortably to understand the best moments. There is no doubt that video footages are the main selling point in a highlight video and therefore, you have to give enough time on the clips that you collect from social media platforms.
Motion Tracking - Motion tracking could be the x-factor in any sports event highlight video. Motion tracking is highlighting a particular athlete such as the winner throughout a video clip so that the viewers could understand who the winner is and how he performed. You can highlight the athlete through motion tracking by attaching arrow, text, clipart and likewise.
Texts and Voiceover - Most highlight videos show titles and texts over the still photos of the event so that the viewers can understand the highlights and moments easily. The titles and texts are shown with animation for better traction. However, there are many professional video creators who prefer voiceover instead of showing texts as voiceover gives a life to the video.
A Professional Video Editor
You need to have all the above-mentioned video effects and audio options in the video editor that you choose to make your video highlights. We recommend Wondershare Filmora where all the features and options are readily available. In fact, there are over 800 effects and options available to make professional-quality snowboard cross Olympics 2022 highlights. Here are the steps to make highlights video with Filmora.
For Win 7 or later (64-bit)
For macOS 10.12 or later
Step 1: Launch Filmora and click on New Project. Go to File > Project Settings and set aspect ratio, resolution and even frame rate.
Step 3: Go to Import > Import with Instant Cutter Tool. Import and trim all the still and video footage of snowboard cross finals that you have collected.
Step 4: Now add the imported media files to Video Timeline and audio files such as music and voiceover to the Audio Timeline.
Step 5: Select slides and add Transitions, Effects, Titles and Elements from the top bar as in the screenshot.
When everything is finished, click on Export to save the video.
The Bottom Line
To sum it up all, the women's snowboard cross event of Winter Olympics 2022 has been spectacular from all perspectives. Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States has won the gold medal after 16 years and she corrected her blunder that she made 16 years ago. We have illustrated how to create awesome snowboard cross finals and highlights videos with Filmora.