From starting on the dry slopes aged 14 to winning Olympic bronze at Pyeongchang 2018, Billy Morgan’s rise up the snowboarding ranks has been remarkable.
Morgan began his sporting career as an acrobatic gymnast, but switched to snowboarding. The Brit landed the world’s first triple rodeo flip in December 2011, then in April 2015, he again made history by becoming the world’s first rider to land a 1800 quadruple cork.
Morgan finished tenth in the men’s slopestyle final at Sochi 2014, having already sealed his first World Cup podium when he took bronze in Sierra Nevada the year before. In 2017, he achieved two further World Cup podium finishes, picking up bronze in both.
But his career highlight undoubtedly came at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, as Morgan became the first British medal to win an Olympic medal on snow when he took big air bronze.
He was three years older than anyone else in the field at 28 but landed his second and third jumps to clinch a record-breaking fifth medal for Team GB.