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Jenny Jones Bags a Silver

One of Britian's top female snowboarders Jenny Jones achieved her first World Cup podium, winning slopestyle silver in New Zealand.

Jenny secured her second place with a score of 87 points with winner American Jamie Anderson scoring 97.45 in fog hit World Cup opener.

"I was so relieved to stay on my feet and make it past qualifications," said Jones, 33. "Putting down my run in the finals in such harsh conditions and finishing second has put a huge smile on my face."

Jenny from Bristol has won three X Games gold medals, but has never able to compete in a Winter Olympics because slopestyle, where riders head down a course with rails and jumps and are marked on the difficulty and execution of their tricks, has not been in the Games. But this is set to change as the discipline marks its debut in Sochi next February, with Britain among the medal contenders in both ski and snowboard slopestyle.

Also competing for Britian will be fellow rider Billy Morgan who has already finished on the World Cup podium, in Sierra Nevada last season, although his final in New Zealand was cancelled because of the fog.

Freestyle skier James Woods is the world number one and competes later this week, whilst Katie Summerhayes is recuperating after having a second operation on her cruciate knee ligament but is expected be fit for Russia.

SochiVole · 1646 days ago
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