Jenny Jones Wins Team GB First Olympics Medal.
Wed 12 February 14
Jenny Jones has become the first ever British Olympic Snowboard medallist winning Bronze in Ladies Snowboard Slopestyle Finals.
Jenny qualified 3rd in the semi finals earlier this morning, progressing her through to finals. We also saw Aimee Fuller in the semi finals this morning, placing 9th with a score of 37.50 after a double back flip which saw her become the crowd’s favourite.
During finals, Jenny scored an outstanding 87.25 in her second run, but due to starting second, Jenny and the crowd were left with an agonising wait for the final 10 riders for her place in history to be secured. Jenny, the Queen of British snowboarding has won the first Snowboard Olympic medal for Great Britain, and has become the first ever British female to win an Olympic medal on snow. Congratulations Jenny!
Aimee Fuller (Snowboarding, slopestyle)
On her performance
"I laid all my cards down on the table and went for it but it didn't quite work out. I thought I'd go big or go home, it's the Olympics, the biggest contest on earth.
“I'm walking away happy and I've enjoyed my Olympic experience”
"I landed the double back flip but I put my hand down on landing and I had to miss the last jump."
On the impact of slopestyle
"I really hope that today, having everyone back in the UK watching, we've inspired some of the younger generations to stick a snowboard on their feet and have a go. It's a great sport."
For more details visit the Team GB website: http://www.teamgb.com/
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