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

03:27  12 february  2018
03:27  12 february  2018 Source:   ABC News

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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 .

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 .

Britt Cox of Australia reacts after her run during the Freestyle Skiing Womens Moguls Final on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Pheonix Snow Park on February 11, 2018.© Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Britt Cox of Australia reacts after her run during the Freestyle Skiing Womens Moguls Final on day two of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Pheonix Snow Park on February 11, 2018. A number of Australians competed in day two in Pyeongchang, with some solid results mixed with sad news.

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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How the Aussies fared on day one in Pyeongchang . 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 .

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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It's day two of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang . There was bad news for the Aussies with teenage snowboard slopestyle star Tess Coady injuring her knee in the warm-up to Sunday's event.

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.

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