10 British medal hopefuls for Sochi 2014: Billy Morgan

Snowboarding (Slopestyle)

Born: 02/04/89

Career highlights

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Since getting my World Cup podium it's made me believe I can get a medal at the Olympics, it's given me the drive to keep working hard

Billy Morgan

Slopestyle snowboarder Morgan finished fourth at the 2013 World Championships and won bronze at the World Cup meeting in Sierra Nevada to end last season second in the world rankings.

In December 2011, he became the first snowboarder ever to land a triple backside rodeo - essentially three flips in mid-air.

Career lowlights

Morgan snapped both his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial cruciate ligament in September 2013, and will be competing in Sochi without an ACL.

Career background

Like many of the British freestyle skiing and snowboarding team, Morgan has a gymnastics background.

He used to do acrobatics in his hometown of Southampton (he was the gymnast at the top of a human pyramid) but quit when he was 13 and learned to snowboard the following year on a dryslope in Southampton.

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Morgan can walk down stairs on his hands. He was preparing to follow in the footsteps of his granddad, dad and brother (a helicopter navigator) and join the navy until his snowboarding took off.