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Bristol's Jenny Jones wins Great Britain's first Sochi medal with bronze

By RobPerkins  |  Posted: February 10, 2014

  • Bristol's Jenny Jones wins Great Britain's first Sochi medal with bronze

  • Bristol's Jenny Jones wins Great Britain's first Sochi medal with bronze

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Bristol's Jenny Jones won bronze in the women's slopestyle final at Sochi.

Scoring 73.00 on her first of two runs, the 33-year-old from Downend put down a run of 87.25.

She had to endure a nail- biting wait as nine competitors tried to push her out of the medal positions, but she held on to win Great Britain's first Olympic medal on snow.

"I did the best run I could have done," a thrilled Jones said afterwards.

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She secured the bronze when the final competitor, Austrian medal prospect Anna Gasser, fell on her second and final run.

"It feels amazing," added Jones. "I cannot believe it, I just can't believe it. 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."

Jones becomes the first Briton to win a medal at a Winter Games on snow rather than ice, where 22 medals had been won before Sochi in events such as figure skating, curling, skeleton, bobsleigh and, in the more distant past, ice hockey.

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  • polyphase  |  February 10 2014, 1:42PM

    Blimey! The red tick retards have been hard at work here.

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  • Solomon243  |  February 09 2014, 11:34AM

    Congratulations to Jenny Jones. Well done. Note to 'Bristol' Post Staff in Oxford:- Backwell is NOT in Bristol - it is in North Somerset. Backwell simply shares a 'Bristol' post code just like Weston-Super-Mare and numerous other non-Bristol places!!

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