Billy Morgan (snowboarder)

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Billy Morgan
Personal information
Born (1989-04-02) 2 April 1989 (age 29)
Southampton, England
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight159 lb (72 kg)
Sport
CountryGreat Britain
SportSnowboarding
Updated on 24 February 2018.

Billy Morgan (born 2 April 1989) is an English snowboarder.

Career[edit]

Born in Southampton, England, he competed for Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.[1] Morgan finished 10th in the men's slopestyle final.[2]

Morgan scored his first podium finish in an FIS Snowboard World Cup event at the World Cup Finals meeting at Sierra Nevada, Spain in March 2013, where he finished third in the slopestyle competition. He finished the 2012-13 season ranked second in snowboard slopestyle in the FIS World Ranking List.[3][4] Morgan has won three medals at FIS World Cup.

Morgan first took up snowboarding at the age of fourteen on a dry slope after previously competing in acrobatic gymnastics. In April 2015, Morgan landed the world's first "quad cork".[5] He took his first X Games medal in February 2016 at X Games Oslo, where he finished third in the big air competition.[6] Competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Morgan won the bronze medal in the Big Air event.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Morgan was born to Eddie and Joanne, and has an older brother, Ashley. He attended Bellemoor School.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billy Morgan". www.sochi2014.com. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 results: Snowboarding men's slopestyle". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Bronze for Billy". British Ski & Snowboard. 27 March 2013. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Billy Morgan wins bronze medal at World Cup finals in Sierra Nevada". bbc.co.uk. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  5. ^ Bell, Graham (18 October 2013). "Billy Morgan: The Olympic Interview". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Billy Morgan wins X Games bronze in snowboard big air". bbc.co.uk. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Winter Olympics: Billy Morgan wins Great Britain's record fifth medal in Pyeongchang". 24 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  8. ^ Walter, Simon (27 April 2013). "Top freestyle snowboarder Billy Morgan targets Sochi 2014". Southern Daily Echo. Newsquest Media. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Past Student Represents GB at the Winter Olympics!". USH Newsletter. Upper Shirley High. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.

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