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Lindsey Jacobellis is bringing a Sochi stray back home (Photo)

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Lindsey Jacobellis of the United States reacts after winning the small final of the women's snowboard cross at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

American snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis’s tough luck in the snowboard cross continued with a devastating fall in the semifinals on Sunday. Jacobellis had the lead and was looking to win gold after falling short in 2006 and 2010, but she spun out on one of the final turns of a messy course.

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Sochi may very well be the last Olympics for the 28-year-old Connecticut native, so she made sure that she wasn’t going to leave empty-handed. Instead of a gold medal, Jacobellis will be taking home a lucky Sochi stray.

Jacobellis isn’t the first member of Team USA to potentially adopt one of the many adorable Sochi strays. Skier Gus Kenworthy is hoping to bring a whole litter of little guys back to the States as well.

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