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Jenny Jones talks about her Olympic medal success

The Bristol snowboarder Jenny Jones is celebrating winning Great Britain's first medal of the Winter Olympics.

The former Filton College student is the first Team GB athlete to ever win an Olympic medal in a snow-based sport. She won bronze in the spectacular sport of snowboard slopestyle in Sochi thanks to a brilliant second run in yesterday's final.

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."

Olympians celebrate Jenny Jones' bronze medal win

Former Olympic champion rower Matthew Pinsent, fellow competitor freeskier Katie Summerhayes and Team GB's curling team have all been celebrating Jenny Jones' bronze medal win at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Jones prepared for race win with Downton Abbey

Jenny Jones to receive bronze medal this afternoon

Team GB's first medal at the Sochi Games will be presented to Jenny Jones this afternoon.

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