Central Coast skiier Matt Graham won the first medal for Australia of the winter games, taking out a silver in the men's freestyle moguls in Pyeongchang overnight.
He was fourth after the first final run and second after the penultimate run. The two-time world champion added perhaps the biggest title to a career that has seen him post a record 48 victories, including an unmatched run of 13 straight, and 70 top-three finishes in 87 World Cup competitions.
The final man down the run was 20-year-old Daichi Hara, who was the only contestant capable of toppling Kingsbury after he set such a high mark as the penultimate competitor.
A smile beamed across the face of Australia's Matt Graham as he was announced as an Olympic silver medalist following his excellent display in the moguls final on Monday.
"It's a lot of hard years come to fruition", Graham said.
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A rare wobble in the 2014 Olympic finals cost Kingsbury the top spot on the podium.
'As the night unfolded he just pulled it together'.
Earlier, James Matheson and Rohan Chapman-Davies had competed in the second qualification on Monday evening for the right to join Graham in the final.
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