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

00:47  13 february  2018
00:47  13 february  2018 Source:   MSN

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  Excluded Russians to learn if they can compete in Olympics <p>Another 168 Russians have been invited as "Olympic Athletes from Russia," competing in neutral uniforms under the Olympic flag.</p>The Russians had not received invites to the games from the International Olympic Committee, which said it couldn't be sure they weren't involved in Russian doping scandals.

MOGUL SKIING: Three Olympians and three debutants will make a six-strong Australian mogul skiing contingent at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. Dale Begg-Smith claimed Australia ’ s first mogul skiing Olympic medal when he won gold at Torino 2006.

Russia banned from PyeongChang Winter Olympics . Australian mogul skier Matt Graham collected his second World Cup medal of the season in Val St Come, Canada, this morning ( Australian time).

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Winter Olympics: Britt Cox, Matt Graham go through to moguls finals but Brodie Summers injures knee

  Winter Olympics: Britt Cox, Matt Graham go through to moguls finals but Brodie Summers injures knee <p>As the hours tick down to Friday night's opening ceremony at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Australia's team has got off to a solid start in the men's and women's mogul's qualification.</p>The main medals chances, Britt Cox and Matt Graham, both went straight through to their respective finals. But the Olympic campaign of another men's moguls competitor, Brodie Summers, hangs in the balance after he injured himself in training.

South Korea 2018 Olympics day one in Pyeongchang . Live Updates. February 9, 20184:23pm. In the men ’ s moguls only Matt Graham was able to secure direct qualification as Rohan Chapman-Davies, James Matheson and Brodie Summers missed out.

Long shot: Matt Graham runs the course during the men ' s moguls qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang . Photo: AP.

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.

Australia's Matt graham celebrates his silver medal in men's moguls at the 2018 Winter Olympics. © AP/Kin Cheung Australia's Matt graham celebrates his silver medal in men's moguls at the 2018 Winter Olympics. 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.

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Australia has fallen short of its first medal of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics after Jakara Anthony was fourth and Britt Cox fifth in the women' s moguls . Cox, the world champion and one of Australia ' s best medal prospects, was the second qualifier for the

PYEONGCHANG -GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 06: Australian Mogul Skiers (L-R) Britt Cox, Matt Graham , Brodie Summers and Jakara Anthony pose during previews ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia on February 6, 2018 in Pyeongchang -gun, South Korea.

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

An excited Australian men's aerials star David Morris quickly tweeted his congratulations to his team-mate.

Matt Graham has held his nerve in a tense superfinal to take silver for Australia in the men's moguls. © AP/Lee Jin-man Matt Graham has held his nerve in a tense superfinal to take silver for Australia in the men's moguls. James Matheson went first in the opening round of the final, scoring a 75.98. He was still in with a shot until the final competitors' runs knocked him out of the final 12.

Kingsbury was the hottest of favourites for the gold medal, but he surprised by only having the fourth-biggest score in round one.

Graham went for it from his first run, putting on speed and getting some big air on his bottom jump, the 23-year-old finished in a fast 24.89 seconds, and his score of 81.39 immediately qualified him for the next round with eight men still to go.

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Australia will head into day three of the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang still searching for its first meda Matt Graham soars through the air during the men ' s moguls qualifier. Australia ' s Britt Cox just missed out on a medal in the women' s moguls .

Matt Graham - Moguls . The world number three had a fantastic 2016/17 World Cup season, finishing the year with a gold in Calgary. Ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , Omnisport paid a visit to the Demilitarized Zone running across the Korean Peninsula.

Sochi bronze medallist Aleksandr Smyshliaev (Olympic athletes from Russia) was a shock absentee from the final 12 after a poor opening run.

Then the second round turned into chaos as a series of competitors either did poorly or failed to finish — including world champion Ikuma Horishima of Japan and his teammate Sho Endo who both crashed out.

Australia's James Matheson qualified for the final, but he could not make the cut for the final 12 competitors. © AAP/Dan Himbrechts Australia's James Matheson qualified for the final, but he could not make the cut for the final 12 competitors. Kingsbury's second run was far from perfect, and his 82.19 was the second top score from round two.

Earlier, Matheson and Rohan Chapman-Davies had competed in the second qualification on Monday evening for the right to join Graham in the final.

Chapman-Davies missed out, finishing 12th, but the Argentinian-born Matheson produced a second run of 74.61 points, to advance by just 0.14 points over Sweden's Walter Wallberg.

Another Australian, Brodie Summers, who missed the opening qualification after injuring his knee in practice, did not take part in the second qualification session, and his Winter Olympics are over.

Winter Olympics: How the Aussies fared on day three in Pyeongchang

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PYEONGCHANG — Skiing against Mikael Kingsbury has proved a fruitless "cat and mouse game" for his rivals in recent years but the Canadian moguls sensation will be "beatable" at the Winter Olympics , according to Australia ' s Matt Graham .

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