Aussies make solid start to moguls campaign

Australian skiers Britt Cox and Matt Graham have automatically qualified for their moguls finals after the first round in PyeongChang.

Cox was sixth in the women's moguls at Bokwang Phoenix Park on Friday, posting a score of 76.78.

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The defending world champion dialled back the tricks to get the top-10 spot required for direct entry into the finals.

Cox and Graham. Image: Getty

"So good to get the first one out of the way," she told Channel 7.

"There's a few things that I need to fix up but I know I can do that in training tomorrow."

Meanwhile, Graham was ninth in the men's moguls with a score of 77.28.

Aussie women Jakara Anthony (69.49), Madii Himbury (68.98) and Claudia Gueli (68.68) finished 14th, 15th and 17th respectively, while Rohan Chapman-Davies (73.96) and James Matheson (72.27) finished 17th and 23rd in the men's.


They will all have the chance to qualify for their finals in the repechage on Sunday, with 10 more skiers from the remaining 20 competitors moving through to the finals.

Fellow Aussie male Brodie Summers' Games look to be over before they even began after he injured his knee in a warm-up run.

Summers, who sustained an ACL injury in September, was always up against it to be in peak condition for the Games.

A World Cup medallist, Summers cut a disconsolate figure as he received treatment from team doctor Peter Braun.

He hobbled from the athlete area and left with his equipment, before missing his first round run.

with AAP

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