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Olympics: Jones claims Britain's first-ever medal on snow

Published on Feb 9, 2014 8:01 PM
 
Britain's Veteran Jenny Jones competes in the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb 9, 2014. Jones made history on Sunday as she won Britain's first-ever Winter Olympics medal on the snow. -- PHOTO: AFP

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (AFP) - Veteran Jenny Jones made history on Sunday as she won Britain's first-ever Winter Olympics medal on the snow.

Jones, 33, claimed bronze in the women's slopestyle snowboarding competition after a second-run score of 87.25, behind Jaime Anderson (95.25) of the United States who won the gold and Finland's Enni Rukajarvi (92.50) who took silver.

The competitor from Bristol had made a name for herself earlier in the week by revealing she used to keep a tea bag in her bra as a good luck charm.

Although that has long since been abandoned, her luck, seemingly, did not run out.