Watch Zoi Sadowski-Synnott's stunning jump that helped win NZ's first Winter Olympics medal in 26 years

Kiwi Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has won a bronze medal in the big air event at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

It's New Zealand's first Winter Olympics medal in 26 years.

Sadowski-Synnott, 16, scored 65.50 in her first run and hit a brilliant 92.00 in her second.

She missed her landing in the third, but was able to hang on to third spot.

Austria's Anna Gasser claimed gold and Jamie Anderson of the US silver. 

New Zealand Olympic snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott. Source: Photosport

The last time a New Zealander stood on a Winter Olympics podium was when alpine skier Annelise Coberger won silver in the women's slalom in 1992 in Albertville, France. 


GOLD Anna GASSER (AUT) - R2 89, R3 96 = 185
SILVER Jamie ANDERSON (USA) - R1 90.00, R2 87.75 = 177.25
BRONZE Zoi SADOWSKI SYNNOTT (NZL) - R1 65.50, R2 92 = 157.50

The 16-year old beat competitors twice her age a fortnight ago to win a gold medal at the World Cup in the Czech Republic. Source: 1 NEWS

Zoi Sadowski Synott, 16, became just the third Kiwi to win a snowboard world cup event after her success in the Czech Republic. Source: Supplied