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Meet Jenny Jones – Slopestyle Snowboarder

Miss Jones is undoubtedly our most experienced female snowboarder, and at the age of 33, she’s showing no signs of slowing down. With a bag of skills thats bursting and a wicked personality to boot, you can expect to see a lot more of Jenny Jones even once the Games are said and done.

“I’m just back from training on the glacier in Austria and I spent September in New Zealand, so the winter prep is going well. There are still loads of things I want to work on and I’m looking to make some big improvements to my riding before the Games arrive. Yes, there’s some controversy surrounding the Sochi Olympics but these things really don’t have an impact on me as an athlete. I focus on my snowboarding and that’s it.

jenny-jones-snowboarderI’ve experienced loads and achieved loads in my career as a professional snowboarder, so I don’t really feel the pressure or the weight of any expectation from the Games. I’m looking at Sochi as my bonus round and I’m lucky to be fit and well to go.

There’s some serious competition in the women’s slopestyle discipline right now. Watch out for American Jamie Anderson, and also Spencer O’Brien – she’s really consistent. I’ve also spotted a girl called Kirsty Prior – you probably won’t have heard of her, but she’s likely to blast through the rankings this winter.

Morzine has a special place in my heart, I really love the vibe in the resort. I spend a lot of time there, especially in Dotty’s Coffee! I also love the baby park, hiking a box with a load of seasonaires, or freeriding around the area. Look out for me this winter!”

Follow Jenny on Twitter @jennyjonesnow

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