Scotty James earns our first medal for Snowboarding

Aussie snowboarder Scotty James has won bronze in PyeongChang, becoming the first Australian male snowboarder to earn a medal at the Winter Olympics.

James’ run of 92 points wasn’t enough to take gold with legendary American Shaun White blowing the Aussie and Japan’s Ayumu Hirano out of the water.

Hirano took home the silver medal with 95.25 points.


White pinched his third Olympic Gold Medal during his last run on the PyeongChang halfpipe.

Earlier, he had only recorded 94.25 points.

James, who was Australia’s flag bearer, said he’ll keep striving to improve.

“My goal is come and ride the best I can, and just fly the Australian flag in a sport which is not competed in by a lot of Australians,” he said.

“You can expect to see more of me in the future.”

The medal means Australia has now moved into 13th place with one bronze medal and one silver.