Matt Graham is a skier who recently participated at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Read about his overall net worth and other facts you need to know, below.
Who is Matt Graham?
Matt Graham is an Australian freestyle skater born in 1994 in North Gosford, on the Central Coast of Australia. He has a height of nearly six feet tall and he has the body of an athlete. The Australian currently resides in Perisher Blue, Australia. Graham was a finalist at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. At the recent 2018 Olympic Winter Games, he won a silver medal in men’s moguls. This is also the 13th medal for Australia at the Winter Olympics and the 8th in freestyle skiing. Graham was just 6 years old when he joined the Perisher Winter Sports Club mogul program where he developed a love for skiing. He’s been skiing ever since. Below is a summary of his major achievements: * 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 2014 Winter Olympics, Graham placed seventh in the finals of the men’s moguls. Graham has graduated from the Central Coast Grammar School, and he has been in touch with the school since graduating. He is studying hard hoping to earn his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Bachelor of Business at the University of Newcastle. Graham loves to go sailing, water skiing, wake boarding, golf, and he even cycles in his spare time. He has trained under national coaches Steve Desovich and Jerry Grossi in the Club Perisher Winter Sports Club. He made his World Cup Debut – 2010 in Deer Valley, UT, United States of America. In June 2015 he broke his arm after trying to jump over a fence to collect a volleyball during a team training camp in Park City, Utah. He returned to action in December that year.
Net worth of the skier
The net worth of Matt Graham is currently under review.
Outstanding Performance at the 2018 Olympics
Matt Graham became Australia’s first medalist of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games when he took a silver medal in the men’s moguls skiing behind the sport’s reinging leader, Mikaël Kingsbury of Canada. Beating Kingbury was always going to be a major task – he is, after, all the most successful mogul skier of all time, with 48 wins and six consecutive World Cup titles. In the recent 2018 Olympic Winter Games too, Mikaël Kingsbury took moguls gold plus ski jumping! A week before the match, Matt Graham, 23, from Gosford, New South Wales, said he could win. On the night before the match he skied as though he believed it. Taking smooth lines and landing deft tricks off the jumps all night, he showed enormous consistency to push through the first two finals in second and fourth place. Everyone was convinced then that the race the next day would be a nail-biting thriller. Kingsbury offered cause for hope with his performance at the match and eventually he moved into the six-man decider as the No.2 skier behind Japan’s Daichi Hara. Third down the 250m bumps course, Graham delivered up his best run of the night by finishing with an off-axis 1080 and fist pump that definitely displayed that he was a real gold medal show. We of course, have nothing against Kingsbury but you do need super human strength to beat the all-timer champion. Graham also needs a little bit more to beat him. Kingbury blew everyone away with a 86.63 run, leaving Graham to admit: “No one can do it like he can.” Hara skied last and finished in third with 82.19. “It’s been such a long year, I just wanted to have fun and feel loose and be able to put it down where it counts,” Graham said. “It’s a lot of hard years come to fruition. A whole life of hard work and it comes down to 25 seconds and one bad turn and it could all be over. It’s amazing.” His coach, Steve Desovich, admitted this was no walk-up medal. “The tide seemed to turn there once he got going … until tonight he was in a bit of a slump with both aspects – turns and jumps,” he said. “As the night unfolded he just pulled it together.” Rohan Chapman-Davies was the first Australian eliminated after finishing 12th in repechage, followed by James Matheson in the first stage of the final. But Graham would not be denied, claiming his country’s first men’s mogul medal since Dale Begg-Smith’s silver at Vancouver 2010. It’s Australia’s 13th Winter Olympic medal and definitely it builds hopes to see the country’s run of reaching the podium in consecutive games extend to seven.
Matt Graham is available on Instagram @mattgraham_moguls. The skier uploads a lot of his photos on his official Instagram page. He also has a Twitter account and one can see his recent photos and read his opinions on his Twitter handle @MogulMattGraham. His recent silver medal at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games made his country proud of his performance. He sure has a bright future ahead of him.