Jenny Jones (snowboarder)

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Jenny Jones
Personal information
Born (1980-07-03) 3 July 1980 (age 34)
Bristol, England
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Weight 134 pounds (61 kg)
Sport
Country Great Britain
Sport Snowboarding
Event(s) Slopestyle
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2014 (3rd)

Jenny Jones (born 3 July 1980) is a British professional snowboarder[1] and became the first Briton to win an Olympic medal in a snow event after winning bronze in slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.[2][3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in Downend, Bristol. Having competed in athletics (400m, long jump, cross country) and gymnastics at school, aged 17 she learnt to ski on the dry ski slope in Churchill, Somerset, after they offered free skiing lessons.[6]

Career[edit]

After leaving college Jones spent a season working as a chalet maid in Tignes, France, beginning a cycle of snowboarding in the winter and surfing in the summer in Devon and Cornwall, which she funded via part-time jobs including inspecting cardboard in a factory and teaching fencing to children.

Jones won the X Games USA Gold in 2009 and 2010, and the X Games Europe Gold in 2011. In August 2013 Jones scored her first podium finish in a round of the FIS Snowboard World Cup, winning a silver in slopestyle in the 2013–14 season opening meeting in New Zealand.[7]

On 9 February 2014 she finished third behind Jamie Anderson and Enni Rukajarvi to win a bronze medal in the women's slopestyle event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.[2][8]

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