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Keston snowboarder Aimee Fuller sparks complaints over Sochi Olympics commentary

PUBLISHED: 17:44 10 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:44 10 February 2014

Aimee Fuller (left) with bronze medallist Jenny Jones (far right).

Aimee Fuller (left) with bronze medallist Jenny Jones (far right).

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Keston’s winter Olympian Aimee Fuller made headlines off the slopes on Sunday as she commentated on Jenny Jones’ bronze medal winning run.

The 22-year-old exited the slopestyle snowboarding event at the semi-final stage in Sochi, Russia, but was invited into the commentary box by the BBC for the final on Sunday.

However, her tears of joy for teammate Jenny and screams of delight as her rivals fell have resulted in more than 300 complaints from viewers.

Recording a score of 87.25, Jones bagged Team GB’s first medal of the games and the first in 90 years on the slopes.

Fuller’s commentary box antics have received praise from across social media, with many taking to Twitter to support the snowboarder.

@miceimplicitly commented: “@aimee_fuller best coverage ever yesterday! Made me smile :-) #Sochi2014 #slopestyle.”

He was joined by Nick Coleman, who said: “Find it hilarious that people have complained about @aimee_fuller and the snowboarding commentary! Nothing wrong with being passionate!”

Aimee took to Twitter to thank fans for their support, saying: “THANKS for all the EPIC comments and tweets from YESTERDAY’s riding, was so RAD, and a little fun commentating too! You guys rule xxx”

You can watch her commentary, alongside Ed Leigh and Tim Warwood at bbc.co.uk/sport.


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