That’s not of course to say that no-one can do it. In fact, we’re seriously excited about Brit Billy Morgan’s chances.
He might not have qualified for finals (though we thought he was a bit unlucky) but he practised alongside the finalists as a reserve rider, and threw down this. Yep, that’s back to back triples right there – the same back to back triple corks in fact that won Parrot the gold.
Billy would need to string these together with a front double and a double backside rodeo, but given he’d already done those two together with a cab double and a backside triple in qualifying, he could potentially have it in him.
Also, just look at Billy’s final triple here – as contributing editor Sam said: “Billy’s is different from everyone else’s ‘cos every else throws the third invert as they’re coming down, Billy’s is so quick he’s still going upwards!” That could stand him in seriously good stead if the jumps in Sochi aren’t the biggest…