Just what is it that snowsports athletes do after they’ve won an Olympic medal? Shaun White retired to spend more time with his band, then promptly came out of retirement… Sage Kotsenburg did the advertising thing, and Jamie Anderson got her kit off for ESPN.
Jenny Jones was sling-shotted to fame after becoming the first British person to win an Olympic medal for snowsports. She’s been on the scene for around ten years, with three X Games medals under her belt and a host of other podiums to boot, but the 33 year old became a national icon after her performance in the first Olympic slopestyle comp. After multiple interviews, a huge celebration party and copious amounts of fan mail , it turns out the British public aren’t done with her yet!
Jenny’s next adventure will be keeping up the stoke the Olympics created for snowboarding and extreme sports in her very own radio show. The monthly series will be entitled Jenny Jones’ Extreme and will cover all the major extreme sports events from across the world, as well as providing interviews and tips on how to get into extreme sports. What could be a better fit for the woman whose board skills inspired pretty much everyone in the UK to strap a board to their feet?
Jenny sounds like she can’t wait to get started, in her own words she’s going to be:
Shining a light on a selection of awe-inspiring sports that capture the imagination of millions of fans across the UK.
Sounds like the perfect opportunity to try some new sports, too!
And as if she wasn’t already having the best (well, probably second best) week ever, she just found out that she’s on the cover of Whitelines this month! The guys over at our brother publication waited until yesterday to show her over Skype, and they filmed her response. It’s her first ever magazine cover, and you can see just how happy it made her here. Too cute.
So good luck with the radio show, Jenny, and a massive well done for your Whitelines cover!
We’ll be tuning in to listen to Jenny’s show on 5 Live tonight, Thursday 23rd October, at 9pm.