Winter Olympics: Billy Morgan Wins Historic Bronze – he clinched the medal in the Big Air event.
Billy Morgan won bronze in the men’s snowboarding big air. He has secured Great Britain their highest medal tally in Winter Olympics history.
The medal for Morgan, 28, is Team GB’s fifth in Pyeongchang. This takes them past the four medals won in 1924 and 2014.
It follows a skeleton gold for Lizzy Yarnold. Also bronze medals for Dom Parsons, Laura Deas and Izzy Atkin.
Canada’s Sebastien Toutant won gold. He did this with a score of 174.25 while United States’ Kyle Mack took silver.
Morgan fell on his first jump. But responded with 82.50 on run two and 85.50 on his final run – after landing a front-side 1440 triple with mute and tail-grab. it was something he had never succeeded in doing in competition before.
He becomes the first British man to win a Winter Olympic medal on snow and only the third Briton after Jenny Jones and Izzy Atkin.
“I can’t believe it. I didn’t think I’d make the podium and I was just stoked to make the final,” he told BBC Sport.
Great Britain is proud of Billy Morgan. Watch his massive performance in this high risk event. It was a great thrill.
video BBC Sport
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