Jenny Jones wins historic medal for Great Britain

Snowboarder Jenny Jones made history on Sunday by winning Great Britain’s first ever Olympic medal on snow. Her dramatic slopestyle bronze medal was the highlight of an already illustrious career that includes three X Games gold medals.

Jones’ score of 87.25 left her in third place behind American Jamie Anderson who took gold with 95.25 and Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi who finished in silver medal position with a score of 92.50.

She said “I did the best run I could have done, it feels amazing. 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.”

Britain have won a total of 22 medals in past Winter Olympics but they have all been won on ice. Jones’ medal – the first of the Sochi Games – is Team GB’s first medal on snow.

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