Great Britain’s Jones Dominates Snowboard Slopestyle

Photography by: Chris Wellhausen

Tignes, France – Jenny Jones went into today’s final in the number one spot after she led the entire field in eliminations on Wednesday. Jones takes home her first Winter X Games Europe Slopestyle gold after taking home gold at Winter X Games in Aspen in both 2009 and 2010 – the first woman from Great Britain to earn a Winter X Games medal.

“It feels amazing to win so close to home, and there were so many fans from the UK out there,” Jones said about the competition. “It was great to show my fans that the British can ride.”

Jones had a flawless run her second time down the course to take the lead, with big spins, frontside and backside 360’s and a frontside 720.  Winter Olympic bronze medalist (2006), Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas of Trondheim, Norway landed the silver and stomped a few tricks on her second run, but ended up losing speed. It wasn’t a flawless run, but it did earn her silver.  Switzerland’s Sina Candrian landed the bronze.

In the field of six women, five countries were represented: Norway, Czech Republic, Canada, Switzerland and Great Britain.

Snowboard Slopestyle Women’s

Final Results from Tignes on Friday, March 12, 2010

Name                                      Bib #               Hometown                             Score

1.         Jenny Jones                              115                   Bristol, Great Britain                   92.33

2.         Kjersti Oestgaard Buaas             139                   Trondheim, Norway                    86.66

3.         Sina Candrian                            136                   Flims, Switzerland                     83.00

3.         Spencer O’Brien                        117                   Whistler, Canada                       80.66

4.         Silje Norendal                            206                   Kongsberg, Norway                    63.33

5.         Charlotte van Gils                       120                   Amsterdam, Netherlands            48.33