Jenny Jones
Jenny Jones wins Britain's first ever Olympic medal on snow.Reuters

Snowboarder Jenny Jones has won Britain's first medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, claiming a bronze in the slopestyle event.

The 33-year-old scored an impressive 87.25 points but then had to endure a nerve-wracking wait as she watched on as 10 athletes attempted to better her tally.

Jones was eventually knocked off top spot by American Jamie Anderson who took gold with a score of 95.25 with Enni Rukajarvi finishing second on 92.50 but clung on to claim Britain's first ever Olympic medal on snow.

Her third place finish was confirmed when Austrian hopeful Anna Gasser, the last athlete to take to the slope, fell on her second and last run.

"I did the best run I could have done," a thrilled Jones told BBC Sport.

"It feels amazing," added Jones. "I cannot believe it, I just can't believe it. I knew I was going to drop [from first place] but I didn't know how far. I am just so happy.

"It was so difficult waiting. I thought I did my best run and landed it as best as I could."

Jones found herself ranked fifth after her first run but completed a near-flawless second to put her in the running for a gold medal, before being displaced by two other riders.

British duo Jamie Nicholls and Billy Morgan also enjoyed an exciting day on the snow on Saturday, finishing in the top ten in their slopestyle events.