Jones wins Britain’s first ever Olympic medal on snow

09 February 2014 / 10:40

Jenny Jones produced a stunning second run in the inaugural women’s snowboard slopestyle final in Sochi to win Britain’s first ever Olympic medal on snow.

Jones, a two-time X Games champion, took bronze after following up a first effort of 73.00 with an 87.25 at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.

One of four qualifiers from the earlier semi-finals, Jones was forced into an agonising wait to discover her fate as the second rider to go in the final.

She took the lead with her second effort and managed to hold on for bronze as USA’s Jamie Anderson took gold with 95.25 and Enni Rukajarvi silver with 92.50.

Jones’ medal comes after fellow Brit Jamie Nicholls came so close himself to winning Britain’s first ever Olympic medal on snow in the men’s final.

He had to make do with sixth but provided the boost that Jones needed to make history in the women’s medal showdown.

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