Jarryd Hughes wins Olympic silver for Australia in snowboard cross

Jarryd Hughes has won Australia's third medal of the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang after claiming silver in the men's snowboard cross.

Hughes stayed close to the front throughout the race to finish second behind France's Pierre Vaultier, with Spain's Regino Hernandez taking the bronze.

Alex Pullin, the second Australian in the final, crashed midway through the race and did not finish.

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Hughes and Pullin had advanced to the gold medal race following a dramatic semi-final marred by more than one crash.

Their Australian teammate, Cam Bolton, was the first to crash out, before the field saw three more competitors hit the snow on a late turn, with Pullin and Hughes coming through unscathed to finish one-two and safely move through to the final.

Bolton bravely contested the small final, having needed to wear heavy strapping on his left wrist and forearm after sustaining an injury from his fall, and he placed fourth.

Earlier, Australia's fourth competitor, Adam Lambert, was fourth in his heat and did not qualify for quarter-finals.

More to come.

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