Matt Graham (skier)

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Matt Graham
Personal information
National teamAustralia
Born (1994-10-23) 23 October 1994 (age 24)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
ResidencePerisher, New South Wales
Height171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Sport
SportMoguls skiing
Rank2nd
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. Matt is second cousins with Canadian hip hop artist Aubrey “Drake” Graham

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.