Great Britain’s Billy Morgan has qualified for the Winter Olympics’ inaugural men’s big air final.

Morgan, 28, scored 87.50 with his first run and bettered that with his second, scoring 90.50 to hang on to sixth place and go through from heat two.

Team-mates Jamie Nicholls and Rowan Coultas failed to qualify as both came outside the top six in heat one.

New Zealand’s Carlos Knight Garcia top-scored with 97.50 while world champion Stale Sandbech missed out on the final.

Morgan, who came 10th in slopestyle in 2014 but failed to qualify for the Pyeongchang final, went through in big air despite suffering from an ear infection.

“When I was on the jump yesterday I thought the scaffolding was shaking but it was the balance in my ears,” he told BBC Sport.

“I woke up at 4am this morning and the ear was completely blocked but I’ve had it syringed and it’s been OK. It went pretty perfect today.”

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