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Jenny Jones celebrates gold
Friday March 12, 2010 - Email this article to a friend

The British snowboarder wins her third X Games gold medal in the slopestyle competition in Tignes. Afterwards she celebrated in the resort where she used to work as a chalet girl.

It was a world class performance from a British athlete.

She put in a cab 540, backside 360 and a mahoosive frontside 720 and for a while it looked like gold may go to the Norwegian, Kjersti Oestgaard Buass.

This victory was sweet.

Afterwards she had a few beers at local bars with friends.

This is the first time the X Games have been held outside the USA and the competition is the most important one after The Winter Olympics.

She won accolades after winning a gold medal in Aspen in January in the Women's Slopestyle event.  It was a back to back gold after the she won the competition last year.

"I am super stoked and so happy to have won. I was very nervous beforehand but I just made sure I landed the jumps well," she told PlanetSKI just moments after she had won.

The 29-year old, from Bristol, used to work in Tignes as a chalet girl so it was quite a return to the French resort for her.

One happy girlOne happy girl

There was a large contingent of British fans at the finish area with some waving union flags.

Some had travelled from the UK for the event and others work in the resort.

PlanetSKI was at the finish area as she completed her final run amid loud music and celebrations. 

Check out the two videos below.

The first is of her winning performance, while the one beneath is a PlanetSKI video as she came into the finish area to loud cheers and even louder rock music.

We grabbed a quick inteview with her too. She was clearly delighted with her third X Games gold medal!


And just to round things off here's a PlanetSKI video of the winner's press conference held in the media centre in Tignes shortly afterwards.

For the record Kjersti Oestgaard Buass from Trindheil in Norway came second and the Swiss girl Sina Candrian from Flims took bronze.

1.         Jenny Jones ,  Bristol, Great Britain.  92.33
2.         Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas,  Trondheim, Norway.  86.66
3.         Sina Candrian, Flims, Switzerland.  83.00
3.         Spencer O’Brien, Whistler, Canada.  80.66
4.         Silje Norendal, Kongsberg, Norway. 63.33
5.         Charlotte van Gils, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 48.33


Nervous moment as Jenny waits for resultNervous moment as Jenny waits for result

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