Jenny Jones bronze medal Winter Olymics 2014

Jenny Jones from Downend has won the bronze medal in the women’s slopestyle at the Winter Olympics.

In the first time the event has been held at the Games, the 33-year-old former Filton College student took home third place with a technically accomplished run down in Sochi slope.

Jones started snowboarding on the dry ski slope in Churchill before becoming a chalet girl. She first came to prominence at the X Games before prolonging her career especially when slopestyle was named as an Olympic sport.

Unbeknownst to Jones, her parents had traveled from Bristol to Russia especially to see their daughter compete.

The bronze is the first ever medal for Great Britain on snow.

“It feels amazing, absolutely amazing. I can’t believe it,” Jones told Matthew Pinsent after completing her run.

“I’m just so happy right now.¬†With the course the way it was I did the best run I could have done.

“Thank you to absolutely everyone who has supported me. Just thank you so much everyone back home.”

Jenny Jones slopestyle Winter Olympics Sochi 2014 final

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