Jenny Jones pipped to gold in X-Games15 Slopestyle

Sun 30 January 11

Bristols finest Jenny Jones, almost made it 3 consecutive gold medals at the X-Games in her first major comp since recovering from her bust ankle, but she came 2nd to rookie Enni Rukajarvi in the womens slopestyle at the X-Games 15.

Jenny Jones pipped to gold in X-Games15 Slopestyle

Jenny Jones pipped to gold in X-Games15 Slopestyle ©

The story of Winter X Games 15 thus far may be the success of the rookies. Saturday night, rookie Alex Schlopy took the top prize in Skiing Big Air and Sunday morning, fellow rookie Enni Rukajarvi took the gold in Women's Snowboard Slopestyle.

With the win, Rukajarvi not only won her first medal, but she is the first female snowboarder from Finland to medal at Winter X Games.

"I just wanted to land my run," said an overwhelmed Rukajarvi. "I am so surprised. It is hard to believe I beat those girls because they are so good."

Enni's 2nd place run

Rikajarvi's winning run included a 50/50 and 180 out, another 50/50, a backside 360, front side 360 a backside 540 and a cab 720 over the Money Booter for a score of 92.66.

With a score of 89.33, the silver medal went to Jenny Jones, who was seeking her third consecutive victory in the event.

"I was stoked to be in the competition," said Jones. "It was great to ride with the girls and feel that my level of riding was still up there with all of them. I would have loved a third gold, but I am stoked to be on the podium. Congrats to Enni on her first Winter X Games and her first gold."

Jenny's 2nd place run

Last year's silver Medalist Jamie Anderson took home the bronze with a score of 86.00.

"The competition was great today," said Anderson. All the girls rode so well.I am really stoked that I am bronze and that Enni won."

Womens slopestyle finals results from X-Games 15

 

Name

Bib No.

Hometown  

Score

1.

Enni Rukajärvi

112

Kuusamo, Finland

92.66

2.

Jenny Jones

124

Bristol, Great Britain

89.33

3.

Jamie Anderson

114

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

86.00

4.

Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas

123

Trondheim, Norway

84.00

5.

Sina Candrian

122

Flims, Switzerland

81.33

6.

Cheryl Maas

111

Biarritz, France

70.66

7.

Hana Beaman

113

Salt Lake City, Utah

52.66

8.

Janna Meyen-Weatherby

128

Big Bear Lake, Calif.

46.33

9.

Shelly Gotlieb

125

Ohakune, New Zealand

44.33

10.

Spencer O'Brien

121

Vancouver, BC, Canada

39.66

 

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