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GB's Jones claims historic Olympic bronze

ESPN staff
February 9, 2014
Jenny Jones finished in the bronze medal position © Getty Images

Jenny Jones secured Great Britain's first ever Olympic medal on snow after a superb performance earned her bronze in the Women's snowboarding slopestyle in at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Jamie Anderson of the United States took the gold with Enni Rukajarvi claiming silver, but it proved to be an anxious wait for Jones, who had to wait for the very last runner of ten to finish before the placings were confirmed.

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A solid opening run earned Jones a score of 73.00, before a brilliant second score of 87.25 earned moved her up into first place.

However, Rukajarvi nailed a 720 on the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park slope to receive a score of 92.50 and bump Jones down to second place.

With only four riders left to run, Anderson produced a run full of tricks which had the judges impressed enough to hand her a score of 95.25 and give Jones a nervous wait to the finish.

However, Isabel Derungs and Anna Gasser could not put pressure on the Brit with their last runs and Jones was left to claim a historic third-placed finish.

"It feels amazing. I cannot believe it, I just can't believe it. I knew I was going to drop but I didn't know how far. I am just so happy," Jones told the BBC.

"It was so difficult waiting. I thought I did my best run and landed it as best as I could. with the course the way it was, I did my best run."

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