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X Games: Jones makes Britain proud

Aspen, Colo. – A jubilant Jenny Jones could hardly believe what she had just accomplished in the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle.

The pride of Great Britain trailed Spencer O’Brien going into the final run and knew she had to do something big to steal the top spot. And Jones did just that, sticking a front-side 720 off the money booter final ramp to steal the victory and the gold medal from O’Brien 90.00 to 87.66.

“On my last run I knew what I had wasn’t enough, so I had to lay down the 720,” Jones said.Aspen, Colo. – A jubilant Jenny Jones could hardly believe what she had just accomplished in the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle.

The pride of Great Britain trailed Spencer O’Brien going into the final run and knew she had to do something big to steal the top spot. And Jones did just that, sticking a front-side 720 off the money booter final ramp to steal the victory and the gold medal from O’Brien 90.00 to 87.66.

“On my last run I knew what I had wasn’t enough, so I had to lay down the 720,” Jones said.

“Jenny rode super well,” O’Brien said of the gold medalist. “I think we had a really good back and forth there with our final runs.  She totally deserved it.”

Despite the snow, the course produced high speeds as the competitors flew around Buttermilk Mountain.

“The weather was tough at the start,” O’Brien said. “But when the snow turned to rain the course got faster and faster with every run and we were able to pull better jumps.”

Seattle’s Megan Ginter scored an 82.00 for the bronze medal.

X Games women’s snowboard slopestyle final results:
1.         Jenny Jones                                        Bristol, Great Britain                  90.00  
2.         Spencer O’Brien                               Whistler, B.C., Canada               87.66
3.         Megan Ginter                                    Seattle, Wash.                           82.00
4.         Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas                       Trondheim, Norway                    75.00
5.         Hana Beaman                                      Big Bear, Calif.                          65.33
6.         Kimmy Fasani                                     Mammoth Lakes, Calif.              64.00

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