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Everything You Need And Want To Know About British Snowboarder Jenny Jones

Our new favourite Olympian.

Behold Jenny Jones, queen of the slopes.

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, she won a bronze medal in Sochi yesterday.

Which makes her Britain’s first ever Winter Olympic medal winner on snow. But who is she?

1. Well, she’s 33 year’s old.

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2. And grew up in Bristol.

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3. She competed in athletics and gymnastics at school.

4. But began skiing at 17 when she won lessons on the dry ski slope in Somerset.

5. Before going on to work as a chalet girl and doing the dream pattern of swapping ski season for surf season throughout her summers and winters.

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6. And it’s safe to say she’s pretty amazing at snowboarding as a result.

7. But she’s had quite a few odd part time jobs along the way.

8. From inspecting cardboard in a factory.

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9. To teaching fencing to children.

10. But she has since gone on to win the X Games USA Gold in 2009 and 2010, and the X Games Europe Gold in 2011.

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11. And last year she scored her first podium finish in a round of the FIS Snowboard World Cup, winning a silver in slopestyle in New Zealand.

12. She’s still an avid surfer, enjoying spots around the South West of England.

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13. Some of her favourite ski resorts are Morzine, Avoriaz and St Anton.

14. Her job has come at a price - she has previously broken bones in her left arm, broken her foot, chipped her shoulder blade, endured several ankle sprains and fractured her tailbone among her many injuries.

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15. You can follow her on Twitter at @jennyjonessnow.

16. And she’s an all round awesome girl. Go Jenny!

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