Jones wins BRONZE for Team GB at Olympics in Boarder Slopestyle

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Jenny Jones showed the younger riders the way home as she won the Bronze medal in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park for the Boarder Slopestyle. Six years older than any of the other finalists, Jones wins Britain’s second Winter Olympic Snow medal (albeit Alain Baxter’s bronze from the 2002 Winter Olympics was removed from the records after the Games). … After the event she commented: “It feels amazing. I cannot believe it, I just can’t believe it. Even when I was in the gold medal position I knew I was going to drop but I didn’t know how far. I am just so happy that I stayed on the podium. It was so difficult waiting. I thought I did my best run and landed it as best as I could, thankfully it was enough. That was a long waiting game. It feels just ridiculous right now and I can’t actually believe it. I’m so pleased, I’m just amazed at the situation that I’m in. I feel so proud to get on the podium. A few said ‘is she past it?’ but I did what I could and, thankfully, it got me on there.I gave myself a lot to do having to come through the semi-finals but I just tried to keep focussed and keep my game head on. I feel absolutely ecstatic, I’m just so chuffed to have made it onto the podium. I knew I’d drop down because there were so many girls to come but it was just a question of how far. When the last girl went and I realised she’d missed the rail, I thought, ‘oh my goodness I’ve made it’.”

Jones, who had her parents in the crowd watching, was aware of the tension from the crowd watching and said: “You sense the world is watching and you had to control that part of things and not let it get to you too much. I’m feel very proud to have won a bronze medal for my country, I can’t believe it’s our first on snow. I never thought this would be a possibility because it was only three years ago that slopestyle was added to the Olympics and I’d never competed for my country.”