Bronze for Team GB's Jenny Jones at Sochi Games

Team GB's Jenny Jones has won Britain's first medal at the Sochi Olympic Games. She came third in women's snowboarding slopestyle, taking the bronze medal. She is the first Britain to ever win a medal on snow.

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Team GB's Christie denied silver after crash penalty

Great Britain's Elise Christie crashes in the Ladies 500m Final during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. Credit: PA Wire

Short track speed skater Elise Christie missed out on a silver medal after she was disqualified in the women's 500 metres final at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The 23-year-old Scot recovered from a fall to cross the line in second, but judges swiftly dropped her to fourth place after blaming her for the fall.

On her disqualification, Christie told BBC Sport: "I thought she hit me. I was not sure if it would go my way. I did not think it would be me [to be penalised] but it was. You have to respect the decision. I have not watched it back so I cannot comment."

BBC admits Sochi commentary team became overexcited

The BBC has admitted that "excitement got the better of" their commentary team during Jenny Jones' bronze medal winning slopestyle final at the Sochi Winter Olympics after more than 300 complaints from viewers.

Ed Leigh, Tim Warwood and fellow snowboarder Aimee Fuller were heard cheering when other competitors fell during Jones' medal pursuit, prompting around 303 complaints from viewers unhappy at the standard of commentary.

Viewers heard Warwood say "I can't look, someone else commentate" as the British hopeful was about to start her run, before Fuller screamed "go on the Jones" after the score for her second attempt initially put her into a gold medal position.

Tim Warwood, Aimee Fuller and Ed Leigh have received a mixed reaction to their snowboarding commentary. Credit: Twitter/Tim Warwood

Fuller also cheered when Austrian snowboarder Anna Glasser suffered a bad landing which boosted Jones' medal hopes, before saying: "Are we supposed to do that? Probably not."

All three commentators began crying once Jones' triumph was confirmed.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "This was a truly historic occasion for Team GB and the commentary team were understandably very excited, however we acknowledge that on occasion this excitement got the better of them and this is something that we will work on for future events."


'Incredible vibe' in Team GB camp after Jones' bronze

Jenny Jones' bronze medal win led to an "incredible vibe" in the Team GB camp, according to another of Britain's medal hopes.

Shelley Rudman, who is set to compete in the Skeleton event later this week, said the win has increased the positive atmosphere within the team.

Jones won Britain's first medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi after claiming bronze in the snowboard slopestyle event on Sunday.

Jenny Jones 'very proud' of achievement for Britain

Team GB's first Sochi 2014 Olympic medal winner, Jenny Jones, says she feels "very proud" of her achievements in taking out the bronze in the women's snowboard slopestyle.

Read: Jenny Jones receives her Olympic bronze medal

Jenny Jones celebrates at the victory ceremony for the women's snowboard slopestyle competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake

Jones, a three-time X Games gold medallist, said today's result instilled a different feeling - a "feeling of doing something for your country".

"I think it really hit home when the (British) flag came up," she told the BBC.

"I was just like 'Oh my goodness, this is it. I've done this and it's for Great Britain'."

Jenny Jones tweets picture with fellow medallists

Jenny Jones has tweeted a picture of herself with her fellow women's snowboard slopestyle Olympic winners, Jamie Anderson and Enni Rukajärvi, ahead of the medal ceremony.

Jones becomes the first Briton to win a Winter Olympic medal in a snow event after her bronze medal-winning performance at Sochi.


Jenny Jones receives her Olympic bronze medal

Jenny Jones has been awarded Britain's first ever Winter Olympic medallist in a snow event after claiming bronze in the snowboard slopestyle in Sochi.

Jenny Jones poses on the podium with her bronze medal won in the women's snowboard slopestyle event. Credit: REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Jenny Jones (right) poses with her fellow medallists in the women's snowboard slopestyle event. Credit: EUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Jones, 33, was the oldest entrant in the final of the competition by more than six years.

She accepted her bronze medal at around 4:50pm GMT.

Jenny Jones congratulates fellow Olympic medallists

Team GB Olympic bronze medallist Jenny Jones has tweeted about her excitement at her podium placing, while congratulating the women's snowboarding slopestyle gold and silver medallists Jamie Anderson and Enni Rukajarvi.

Bristol mayor plans snowy celebration for Jenny Jones

Sochi Winter Olympic medallist Jenny Jones should be welcomed back to her home city of Bristol with a "snowy and spectacular" celebration, its mayor has said.

George Ferguson, who became the city's first elected mayor in 2012, said he had his heart in his mouth watching Jones achieve what was Team GB's first snow-based medal in a winter Games in the women's snowboard slopestyle:

We have got to do something really good to celebrate this. What I'm going to do is see if we can find someone who can sponsor something snowy and spectacular in Bristol.

It will be better than doing an open bus tour, although I'm sure we can do that.

Jenny Jones 'so happy' with Olympic bronze medal

Snowboarder Jenny Jones was "so happy" today after becoming Britain's first medal winner at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Her bronze in the women's snowboard slopestyle, coming on the second day of the competition, was Britain's earliest medal in a winter Games and the country's first on snow.

Third placed Britain's Jenny Jones gestures during flower ceremony after competing in the women's snowboard slopestyle finals event Credit: Reuters

"I can't believe it," she told the BBC. "I was just waiting because I knew I was going to drop down and down (the leaderboard) but I didn't know how far. I'm just so happy right now."

She also said: "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."

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