Britain won its first ever Olympic medal on snow today when Jenny Jones took bronze in the women's snowboard slopestyle in Sochi.
Jones's bronze on the second day of the competition was Britain's earliest medal in the Winter Olympics.
The 33-year-old from Bristol was the oldest entrant in the final, but she showed her experience with her best run of the week on her last attempt.
Jones's score of 87.25 briefly put her top of the standings and though she was overtaken by Finland's Enni Rukajarvi (92.50), who took silver, and gold medallist Jamie Anderson (95.25), her third-place finish was seen as a wonderful achievement.
Her bronze on the second day of the competition was Britain's earliest medal in the Winter Olympics.
Liz Nicholl, UK Sport Chief Executive, said: "UK Sport is hugely proud to have supported Jenny Jones as a member of our National Lottery-funded World Class Performance Programme. It's wonderful to see all the hard work and dedication of Jenny, her coaches and support staff, realised when it mattered the most.
"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.
"UK Sport has invested over £14 million of National Lottery and Government funding into athletes representing Great Britain at the Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and set a target of winning at least three Olympic medals, so Jenny has got the team off to a sensational start."
British Olympic heptathlon gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill tweeted: "Amazing @jennyjonessnow I was gripped!!"
And Wimbledon champion Andy Murray tweeted after Jones's run: "Jenny jones! Is it wrong to hope everyone left falls?"
Jones made her Games debut at the age of 33 after her slopestyle discipline was added to the line-up for the first time for 2014.
It is one of the reasons why expectations for British success in Sochi have sky-rocketed with up to seven medals being projected by UK Sport - almost double the previous best.
An emotional Jones was hugged by her mother on live television at the bottom of the course.
Her parents had watched her display of grinding, jumping and spinning that put her on the podium.
She said her first run was "as clean as a whistle" and her second was the best run she could have done.
"I can't believe it," she told the BBC.
"I was just waiting because I knew I was going to drop down and down (the leaderboard) but I didn't know how far.
"I'm just so happy right now."