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


February 13, 2018 22:21:40

The snowboard halfpipe dominated Australia’s cost on day four of the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, as the inexperienced and gold basked in the glory of Matt Graham’s silver medal-winning efficiency.

Teenager Emily Arthur, competing 12 hours after Graham placed second in the men’s moguls event, completed 11th in the girls’s halfpipe closing in what was her Olympic debut.

The 18-year-old started the closing in optimistic style with a primary run incomes a rating of 48.25.

She was in ninth place forward of the second run however it got here unstuck for Arthur when she fell on a touchdown to attain 9.25 and slip down the standings.

Arthur, collaborating in the occasion in which countrywoman Torah Bright gained Olympic gold (2010) and silver (2014), crashed once more on her third run to put up a rating of 25.00.

Wearing a swollen lip from her fall on her closing run, Arthur stated she was elated along with her Olympic debut.

“I really went for it in my last run and I definitely could have moved up a bit with that run,” she informed Channel Seven.

“But it’s okay, I’m still stoked with 11th. My first Olympics I got 11th, I’m really happy.”

American sensation Chloe Kim, at simply 17, gained gold after producing a rating of 93.75 on the first of her three runs and she or he then topped that show with a near-perfect 98.75 on her closing try.

A number of hours later it was the males’s flip in the halfpipe qualifying rounds and Australia’s two-time world champion Scotty James encountered little trouble in progressing to Wednesday’s final.

James, Australia’s flagbearer finally Friday’s opening ceremony, was second on the general standings with 96.75 to take a seat behind two-time Olympic champion Shaun White, with the American main qualifying with 98.50.

Australia can even be represented in the closing by Kent Callister, who needed to sweat it out throughout the completion of the second run earlier than making it by means of in 12th place with a rating of 77.00.

Fellow Australian Nathan Johnstone, nevertheless, missed out, as his greatest rating of 62.25 was solely adequate for 22nd place.

Australia’s day four marketing campaign concluded with the cross-country snowboarding dash basic, with Casey Wright (48th), Jess Yeaton (58th) and Aimee Watson (63rd) competing in the girls’s occasion and Phil Bellingham (65th) flying the flag in the males’s qualification.






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February 13, 2018 13:51:27

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