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Jenny Jones gets first medal on snow for Great Britain

17/02/2014 12:58:00

Congratulation from all the Forcefield team to Snowboarder Jenny Jones who won Great Britain's first Olympic medal on the snow with a dramatic slopestyle bronze in Sochi.
 
Jenny held the lead after scoring 87.25 points in her second run and had an agonising wait while 10 athletes tried to better her score. 

Jones scored 73.00 to place fifth after the first round, just 4.25 points off the podium places, and after an impressive second run she secured the bronze when the final competitor, Austrian medal prospect Anna Gasser, fell.

"It feels amazing," added Jones. "I cannot believe it, I just can't believe it. I knew I was going to drop [from first place] but I didn't know how far. I am just so happy.

"It was so difficult waiting. I thought I did my best run and landed it as best as I could."

Jones, from Bristol, becomes the first Briton to win a medal at a Winter Games on snow rather than ice, where 22 medals had been won before Sochi in events such as figure skating, curling, skeleton, bobsleigh and, in the more distant past, ice hockey.

 

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