Jenny Jones has spoken about that historic Winter Olympic bronze snowboarding medal win (that made us all cry) last February in the first BBC Ski Sunday of the winter and it’s a rad interview.
The amount of people that are trying snowboarding now is honestly incredible. To go to the snowdome and [see] four or five, six or seven year old girls strapping in and wanting to ride the boxes and the rails with you and being really quite good at it. It put the biggest smile on my face, I was like yesssss.
He asks if there have been any downsides to her medal win, and she talks about the expectation level from people outside snowboarding as slightly strange, saying:
It’s brilliant that so many more people are in touch with snowboarding and know about slopestyle. But a lot of people are seeing you for the first time so they’re like, “What’s next??” and I’m like, “Hang on, I feel like I’ve achieved quite a bit already.” Haha. Not in a big-headed way but I’ve been doing it for 12 years and this was nearer the end I’d say. So it’s really nice that they’re enthusiastic and into it but that’s the only thing that’s a bit tough I’d say as I’m like well I probably won’t do it competitively for that much longer.
Jenny goes on to talk about a new mindset she feels in regard to her comp riding:
Competitively I’m content, which is a dangerous game because if you’re content it means you might not want to push it so much but I’m content in that I’ll still enjoy doing the competitions but there won’t be anything lingering over me anymore. Not at all…
Now I’m just going to go out and have a good time. Go and challenge myself riding steep terrain and powder and splitboarding and getting photos. There’s just less to worry about now, it’s a nice feeling.
Word to that. Congrats Jenny and looking fwd to seeing what kind of adventures you get up to this winter.
It includes an interview with potential Winter Olympic medal wonder Katie Ormerod, who back in May landed the first ever female backside double cork 1080. She’s sadly injured right now, get well soon Katie.
AND HERE ARE TWO OF OUR HIGHLIGHT PIECES ON JENNY’S EPIC BRONZE MEDAL WIN AT THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN SOCHI LAST WINTER: