Matt Graham became Australia’s 11th Winter Olympic medallist and only second mogul skiing medallist when he won silver at PyeongChang 2018. He saved his best run to last in South Korea, putting down a final score of 82.57 to secure him second place behind the world’s most successful mogul skier, Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury. The 23-year-old headed into his second Olympic Games as the third ranked mogul skier in the world with four podium finishes from seven World Cup starts that season.
At the age of 19, Graham made his Olympic debut at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Graham came agonisingly close to making the super-final in Sochi, finishing just 0.01 of a point behind American Patrick Deneen in Final 2, placing him seventh, one position short of a super-final entry.
Graham had an impressive 2016/2017 World Cup season, finishing third in the overall world rankings. After standing on the podium at four World Cup events during the season, including winning gold in Calgary in January, Graham placed 14th at the 2017 Sierra Nevada World Championships in March.
Hailing from Gosford on the NSW Central Coast, Graham joined the Perisher Winter Sports Club Moguls program at the young age of seven with his three siblings. He tried all aspects of skiing but moguls was his favourite. As a junior in 2008 he got the opportunity to train with his hero Dale Begg- Smith and the pair competed together in Sochi. Graham is also an avid sailor and still competes in small competitions back home when he’s not at the snow.