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Sport Winter Olympics: How the Aussies fared on day two in Pyeongchang

03:27  12 february  2018
03:27  12 february  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

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It was a low-key opening for the Australian contingent on the opening day of competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , with only a handful of athletes

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The big excitement came at the women's moguls, where Britt Cox and Jakara Anthony reached the superfinal but missed out on the medals.

Australia's snowboarder Tess Coady became the second member of the team to miss a qualification, when she injured herself on her first practice run ahead of the women's slopestyle.

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Away from the moguls, a Games-ending injury in slopestyle, a best-ever finish in men's luge and an improved placing in skiathlon — here's how the Aussies fared on day two in Pyeongchang .

Away from the moguls, it was a game of inches for two Australian snowboarders in the women's halfpipe on day three in Pyeongchang .The main attention was once again on the moguls, this time for the men as Matt Graham kicked Australia's Olympic campaign into gear with a silver medal.

The teenager was assessed by the Australian team doctor and physio, who found she had ruptured her ACL, ruling her out of the Games. Coady was also scheduled to compete in the Big Air event later in the Winter Olympics.

In cross-country skiing, Callum Watson competed in the men's 15km + 15km skiathlon.

The 28-year-old from Jindabyne in NSW finished 58th in one hour 25 minutes 15.4 seconds — the result was one place better than he achieved in Sochi four years ago.

In the men's luge, Alex Ferlazzo completed his Olympic program, falling short of a place in the medal round.

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A massive wipe out in the men's speed skating and a couple of top-50 finishes in the women's skiathlon — here's how the Aussie contingent fared on the first day at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics .

On Saturday, Ferlazzo was 16th after round one (48.073 seconds) and his second run (48.587) left him in 22nd spot.

Going into the final two rounds on Sunday night, the man from Townsville needed to move up to the top 20 to get to the final round, but unfortunately he was in trouble early, hitting a couple of turns and he lost time on the way down to finish in 49.531, the 36th-fastest time.

However his total time of 2:26.191 was good enough for 28th spot — the best-ever result by an Australian in men's luge, beating Roger White's 32nd placing at Lillehammer in 1994.

Ferlazzo had finished 33rd four years ago in Sochi.

World champion Ledeux crashes out of slopestyle .
<p>France's 16-year-old world champion Tess Ledeux caused a major shock in freestyle skiing's slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Games on Saturday when she crashed out and failed to qualify for the final.</p>The French wunderkind raised the stakes with a more risky routine in her second run at the Phoenix Snow Park, needing a big score to reach the top 12 for the final later on Saturday.

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