Jenny Jones wins historic bronze at Sochi

by Richard Geary

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Snowboarder Jenny Jones made history at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi as she became the first person to win a medal for Team GB, after winning slopestyle bronze.

The 33-year-old held the lead after she scored 87.25 points in her second run, with 10 other athletes still to take to the slopes. Eventually, she was beaten by American Jaime Anderson, who took gold with a score of 95.25, and Finn Anni Rukajarvi who earned sliver with 92.50, but she still managed to secure a historic medal win for Team GB.

Jenny Jones, from Bristol, has become the first Briton ever to win a medal at the Winter Olympics on snow. The previous 22 medals had all been won on ice, in events such as figure skating, curling, skeleton, bobsleigh and ice hockey.

Sub Editor: Callum Corbett

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