Jennifer Jones was born in Winnipeg Manitoba. She attended General Vanier School in South Winnipeg from kindergarten to grade eight. Jennifer Jones then attended Windsor Park Collegiate. At that point, Jennifer Jones was participating in both volleyball and curling, where she was making a name for herself as a junior curler. After high school, Jennifer attended the University of Manitoba where she graduated with a B.A in Psychology and an LL.B. She later became a lawyer, and currently works for National Bank Financial. Jones is married to former World Champion curler Brent Laing from Ontario. They have two daughters.
Team Jennifer Jones are the first Manitoba based curling team to win an Olympic gold medal. Jones won an Olympic gold medal as skip of the Canadian team at the 2014 Sochi Games, where she became the first female skip to go through the Games undefeated. Team Jones won the 2008 World Women’s Curling Championship and were the last Canadian women’s team to do so until Rachel Homan in 2017. A five-time national championship and ten-time provincial champion, Team Jones is has been on top of the curling world for nearly a decade, and hopes to defend their Olympic title in PyeongChang in 2018.
Team Jennifer Jones will be returning to the Olympics in 2022 in Beijing. She currently lives in Ontario, while the rest of her team lives in Manitoba.
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