Graham and Parks take Gold in ABOM Moguls
50 athletes took part in the longest running FIS mogul event in the world in its 26th year. But it were Australian Winter Olympians Nicole Parks and Matt Graham who took to the stage in perfect conditions on the world-class mogul course set up on Buller’s Summit run.
Graham who represents the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) and made his Olympic debut in Sochi this year, took the gold against teammate, Rohan Chapman-Davies from Perisher. Campbell Cooke came in 3rd.
It was the 5th win for Graham in the ABOM event and he now stands with former Olympian Nick Cleaver who also won five ABOM titles in the nineties.
The women’s performances were also world class with Aussie Olympians Nicole Parks and Britt Cox going head to head.
Parks, from Perisher, took out the ABOM title with Britt Cox from Falls Creek behind her and Madii Himbury in 3rd. It was the third win for Parks in the ABOM event, having won in 2009 and 2013.