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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.


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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.

Double gold for USA as Team GB wins first snow medal

The USA have won gold in both the men and women's snowboard slopestyle. Team GB's Jenny Jones came third, winning the bronze.

Sport stars congratulate Jenny Jones on Sochi win

Sport stars Jessica Ennis-Hill, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Robbie Savage and have hailed snowboarder Jenny Jones' bronze medal win at the Sochi Winter Olympics.


Andy Murray's hopes for Jenny Jones in Sochi Games

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has said he hopes that "everyone else fails" before Team GB's Jenny Jones won a bronze medal in the snowboarding heat at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Gay rights campaigners protest ahead of Sochi games

Gay rights campaigners have staged protests around the world against Russia's new anti-gay propaganda laws with less than forty eight hours to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

In Sochi itself, gay people who live there claim they are forced to live secret lives to avoid persecution, as ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott reports:

Tatchell: IOC 'gone along' with Russian anti-gay move

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) are complicit in one of Russia's anti-gay measures because they are have "gone along" with the banning of an LGBT "social meeting space", according to a leading gay rights campaigner.

Peter Tatchell told Daybreak the IOC had "allowed the ban to stand" while claiming they were anti-discrimination.

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