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Sochi 2014: Jenny Jones wins snowboarding bronze

February 9, 2014
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Snowboarder Jenny Jones has won Great Britain a first-ever Winter Olympic medal on the snow after taking the bronze in the snowboard slopestyle event in Sochi.

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Jones went into first place in the second run of the final with a score of 87.25 but had a nail biting wait while the remaining 10 riders took their runs. Snowboard legends came and went, even Australian superstar Torah Bright was unable to put down a better run. But eventually American Jamie Anderson took gold with 95.25 and Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi took silver on 92.50, leaving Jones with the bronze.

Jones, a veteran of the sport who has come back from injury and even held off retirement to compete in Sochi was clearly thrilled, “I did the best run I could have done,” a thrilled Jones told BBC Sport.

Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
the Women’s Sports Magazine

 

 

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