Jenny Jones wins winter X-Games Europe Slopestyle
Fri 12 March 10
Go GB, Bristol's Jenny Jones takes gold medal in the womens slopestyle final at the Winter X-Games in Tignes
Jenny Jones went into today’s final in the number one spot after she led the entire field in eliminations on Wednesday. Jones takes home her first Winter X Games Europe Slopestyle gold after taking home gold at Winter X Games in Aspen in both 2009 and 2010 – the first woman from Great Britain to earn a Winter X Games medal.
“It feels amazing to win so close to home, and there were so many fans from the UK out there,” Jones said about the competition. “It was great to show my fans that the British can ride.”
Jones had a flawless run her second time down the course to take the lead, with big spins, frontside and backside 360’s and a frontside 720. Winter Olympic bronze medalist (2006), Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas of Trondheim, Norway landed the silver and stomped a few tricks on her second run, but ended up losing speed. It wasn’t a flawless run, but it did earn her silver. Switzerland’s Sina Candrian landed the bronze.
In the field of six women, five countries were represented: Norway, Czech Republic, Canada, Switzerland and Great Britain.
- Jenny Jones, England, score: 92.33
- Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas, Norway, score: 86.66
- Sina Candrian, Switzerlamd, score:83
- Spencer O’Brien, Canada, score: 80.66
- Silje Norendal, Norway, score: 63.33
- Charlotte van Gils, Netherlands, score: 48.33
Sat 13 March 10, Tignes, France
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Thu 18 March 10, Treble Cone, New Zealand
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Thu 18 March 10, Nendaz, Switzerland
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Thu 18 March 10, Laax, Switzerland
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Sun 21 March 10, Mayrhofen, Austria
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10-12 March 10
X-games comes to Europe! 8 different competitions over three days, including Ski and Snowboard SuperPipe and Slopestyle for men and women as well as a Snowmobile demonstration