Jenny Jones – Motivational Speaker – Snowboarding | UK
Jenny Jones is the first and only British athlete who won a Winter Olympic medal on snow. Jenny Jones is available to book for a variety of events.
Jenny Jones made history at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, winning Great Britain’s first EVER medal in a snow event. Taking home a bronze in the women’s slopestyle category, Jenny has become the UK’s most globally respected and successful female snowboarder. A poster girl for Sochi 2014, Jenny became a household name overnight.
Jenny first discovered her love of snowboarding aged 17, after having a free 30-minute lesson on a dry ski slope with her brothers in Somerset, close to her hometown of Down- End, Bristol. She then went to the Italian Alps on a college trip and decided that she wanted to pursue the sport full time instead of going to University. After finishing her college exams, Jenny headed to France and funded her season by working as a chalet maid in Tignes, riding whenever she could.
After entering her first competition in 1999, Jenny Jones set the snowboarding scene alight. After accidentally leaving a teabag in her bra one day, she completed her first back-flip.
Previous to the 2014 Winter Olympics Jenny has entered and won a number of big air and slopestyle competitions – including four Winter X-Games, winning three gold medals in two consecutive years (2009 and 2010) in Aspen and Tignes. Jenny Jones is known for pulling off super technical spins over the biggest of jumps, combining exceptional natural balance with a strong-will to succeed. But while she is feared as a competitor, Jenny is known for her humble attitude and bubbly sense of humour, making her hands down one of the most loved characters on the women’s snowboard circuit. In the summer months Jenny can be found riding waves instead of the slopes as she is also a keen surfer.
Jenny joined BBC Radio 5Live’s presenting team hosting her own show alongside co-host Will Perry called “Extreme” taking a closer look at the adrenalin-fuelled world of extreme sports. Featuring interviews with some of the sports’ most courageous and charismatic characters, the series also covers the biggest events taking place in the UK and across the world, while giving listeners an insight into what it takes to make it as an extreme sports star. Jenny’s radio debut aired on 23rd October 2014 to rave reviews.
A year on from her medal win, Jenny Jones joined the expert team of Channel 4’s winter sports show, The Jump, alongside Graham Bell, Amy Williams and host Davina McCall.
First ever Briton to win an Olympic medal in a snow event – Bronze medal in Slopestyle at 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Won x3 Winter X-Games in a row – Gold medals in 2009 (Aspen) + 2010 (Aspen, Tignes)
Presenter of BBC Radio 5 Live “Extreme”
Expert on Channel 4’s The Jump 2015
Ambassador for Nissan Juke and Pentax Cameras
Over 70,000 Twitter followers
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