Winter Olympics: Australia’s Matt Graham wins a silver medal in men’s moguls in Pyeongchang

Australia's Matt graham celebrates his silver medal in men's moguls at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Matt Graham has won Australia’s first medal at the Winter Olympics, taking silver in the men’s moguls at Phoenix Snow Park.

Graham, from Gosford in New South Wales, produced his best in the final round to lead until the second-last competitor before settling for silver.

The Australian flew down the course, producing a back flip full twist on his opening jump, then navigated the turns of the middle of the course safely and quickly before landing a D spin 10 off his bottom jump and completing a brilliant run, scoring 82.57 points.

American Casey Andringa failed to pass Graham’s score, guaranteeing him a medal. It fell to Canadian Mikael Kingsbury — considered the greatest in men’s moguls who had never won an Olympic title — to spoil the Australian party.

The Canadian produced a gold medal run, scoring 86.63. Graham becomes the 13th Australian to win a medal at a Winter Olympics.

via Winter Olympics: Australia’s Matt Graham wins a silver medal in men’s moguls in Pyeongchang – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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