Team USA’s Mac Bohonnon (pictured) narrowly missed out on a chance to compete for an Olympic medal.
Bohonnon, 18, delivered a Full-Double-Full-Full for his Final 2 jump that earned him a 113.72, but China’s Qi Guangpu – the last man to jump in Final 2 – knocked him from the top four with a score of 116.74 and sent the first-time Olympian to a fifth-place result.
Nonetheless, the Top-5 finish has to be a big accomplishment for Bohonnon, who earned the chance to compete in Sochi when a teammate was injured at a World Cup event last month in Quebec.
He went in and finished second in that particular event. A month later, he’s come within one jump of battling for a podium on one of sport’s biggest stages.
All in all, not bad.
Grabbing silver was David Morris, the first Australian man to win an aerials medal. China’s Jia Zongyang won the bronze.
MEN’S AERIALS – SUPER FINAL (FINAL 3)
1. Anton Kushnir (BLR), 134.50
2. David Morris (AUS), 110.41
3. Jia Zongyang (CHN), 95.06
4. Qi Guangpu (CHN), 90.00
5. Mac Bohonnon (USA), Eliminated in Final 2