Matt Graham (skier)

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Matt Graham
Personal information
National team Australia
Born (1994-10-23) 23 October 1994 (age 23)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Residence Perisher, New South Wales
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Sport
Sport Moguls skiing
Rank 2nd
Updated on 12 February 2018.

Matt Graham (born 23 October 1994) is an Australian freestyle skier. He was a finalist at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.[1] At the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018, he won silver in men's moguls. This is the 13th medal for Australia at the Winter Olympics and the 8th in freestyle skiing.

Career[edit]

Graham joined the Perisher Winter Sports Club mogul program at the age of six, and he has been skiing ever since. Some of his major achievements so far include:

  • Graham first made his mark on the world stage as a 15-year-old, placing 27th in his debut in the final World Cup qualification event prior to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
  • In 2013 he achieved fourth place at this first World Championships in Voss, Norway.
  • Also in 2013, he finished seventh at the Sochi Olympic test World Cup event.
  • At the Sochi Olympics in 2014, Graham placed seventh in the finals of the men's moguls.[2]

Graham is a graduate of the Central Coast Grammar School, and he has maintained his ties with the school since graduating.[3] He is studying towards his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Business at the University of Newcastle.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Olympic athlete profile - Matt Graham". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Athletes - Matt Graham". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Priest, Pauline (5 Feb 2014). "Staff thanked in lead-up to Sochi". Central Coast Express Advocate Gosford. p. Page 23. Retrieved 27 April 2014.