Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones proudly displays the Union Jack after becoming the first Brit to win an Olympic medal on snow. Photo by Nick Atkins/Getty Images

Snowboarder Jenny Jones did on Sunday afternoon what no other Great Britain athlete had done in 90 years of Winter Olympics, dating to 1924 in Chamonix, France: She became the first Brit to win an Olympic medal on snow.

The history-making event came in the women's snowboard slopestyle final, where Jones scored an 87.25 on her second run to capture a bronze medal behind gold-medal-winning Jamie Anderson (USA, 95.25) and silver-medal-winning Enni Rukajarvi (Finland, 92.50).

Jones, who at age 33 is 10 years older than Anderson, was forced to wait 20 minutes as 10 other snowboarders made their second runs, attempting to supplant her on the podium.

Jenny Jones on her way to winning bronze in women's slopestyle in Sochi; photo by Chris Wellhausen/TransWorld Snowboarding

Jenny Jones on her way to winning bronze in women’s slopestyle in Sochi; photo by Chris Wellhausen/TransWorld Snowboarding

"It was so difficult waiting," Jones told the BBC, according to MailOnline.

"I did the best run I could have done. I am pumped. I'm just so pumped. I'm so chuffed. I'm so proud. I just wanted to make it look nice.

"It feels amazing. I cannot believe it. I just can't believe it … I am just so happy … I thought I did my best run and landed it as best as I could."

Teammate Jamie Nicholls, who finished sixth in the men's snowboard slopestyle final on Saturday, was so amazed, he said he was shaking.

"Jenny's been through a lot," Nicholls said, according to MailOnline. "She was at the top four years ago, and for her to come here and put it down and get a bronze medal is pretty crazy.

"We don't even have mountains in our country, but this shows anyone can make it happen."

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Jones, who is a three-time X Games gold medalist, won her last significant medal at the 2011 X Games in Aspen, and that was a silver.

"Jenny winning a historic first British Olympic medal on snow, in the new slopestyle snowboarding discipline, will create a huge sense of excitement and momentum within the team," U.K. sport chief executive Liz Nicholl told MailOnline.

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