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Jenny Jones: 'Future of snowboarding is bright'

Jenny Jones believes that Great Britain can challenge for a number of medals in freestyle winter sports at the next Olympics in 2018.

Sochi bronze medallist Jenny Jones believes that Great Britain's "strength in depth" can put them in prime position to win medals in Pyeongchang in 2018.

Jones became the first Team GB representative to win a medal on snow at the Winter Olympics earlier this year, and with a number of competitors impressing on the back of her success, she is confident that more glory can follow in South Korea in four years' time.

The 34-year-old told BBC Sport: "We have such strength in depth that I believe that we have the talent to challenge for medals in Pyeongchang in 2018 and beyond.

"Katie Ormerod, who just missed out on qualifying for Sochi, over the summer became the first woman to do a trick called a double cork 1080 and Rowan Coultas and Matt McCormick are names to look out for.

"When you add in all the youngsters who have been inspired to try it at ski centres all over the country because of what they saw in Sochi, the future looks very bright. I've been blown away by how engrossed people have got with the sport."

After the success in Russia, UK Sport more than doubled their funding in both freestyle skiing and snowboarding.

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