Winter Olympics 2018: Two Aussies came out on top – and one, Jarryd Hughes, went on to win silver.

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IT was the Steve Bradbury moment of this year’s Winter Olympics.

Only this time, two Aussies came out on top – and one, Jarryd Hughes, went on to win silver.

The semi-final of the men’s snowboard cross event featured three Australian hopes in the six-man field, with Hughes, Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin and Cam Bolton all in the mix.

The race was fairly uneventful until the halfway point, where Bolton crashed out and suffered a suspected fractured wrist, leaving two local hopes.

But seconds later, Australia got the Bradbury-type fortune it was after.

Jarryd Hughes, went on to win silver.

The semi-final of the men’s snowboard cross event featured three Australian hopes in the six-man field, with Hughes, Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin and Cam Bolton all in the mix.

The race was fairly uneventful until the halfway point, where Bolton crashed out and suffered a suspected fractured wrist, leaving two local hopes.

But seconds later, Australia got the Bradbury-type fortune it was after.

Not one, not two, but three snowboarders bit the dust on a sharp right-hand turn, leaving Hughes and Pullin to navigate the carnage and cruise into daylight first and second.

The Aussie pair simply had to stay upright to finish in the top two positions and qualify for the final, which they duly did.

Hughes made the most of his skill and fortune to produce another strong ride in the final, finishing second behind France’s Pierre Vaultier.

via Winter Olympics 2018: Was this the ‘Double Bradbury’ moment of the Games?

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