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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Jenny Jones!

Britain has been competing in the Winter Olympics since the first one, in Chamonix in 1924.  In the previous 21 Winter Olympics and ninety years Britain won just 22 medals in total.  More than a third of these were in the first four, pre-war, games.   When Agent Triple P was younger we usually won nothing, except for a run of three golds for skating between 1976 and 1984. 

Today, however snowboarder Jenny Jones won Britain's first ever medal at an event on snow - all our others have been in ice skating or some form of toboggan.  An amazing feat for someone from the far from Alpine city of Bristol.  She was planning to retire in 2012 until she discovered her event, snowboard slopestyle, was making its Olympic debut at Sochi.  Bet she is glad she stuck with it. 

Top job, Jenny!

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