All the action as Kiwi Carlos Garcia Knight rode for gold in the Big Air final in PyeongChang.

Garcia Knight produced a stunning performance on Wednesday to qualify top in the event.

The Christchurch 20-year-old, who finished fifth in the slopestyle discipline early in the Games, turned on a spectacular leap at his second attempt to record a 97.5 mark from the judges.

Lining up in the second group of qualifiers, that exceeded the 92.5 of top first group qualifier, Canadian Max Parrott, and the 96.0 from Swiss competitor Jonas Boesiger in Garcia Knight's group.


Boesiger's effort turned out to be the second top score overall, with Canadian Mark McMorris third with 95.75.

From the time he landed - second off in the second group of qualifiers - there was no doubt Garcia Knight would walk into the top 12 final.

But as the other athletes came and fell short, Knight's stocks soared and he will line up last in today's final and have a royal chance of claiming just the second Winter Olympic medal for New Zealand, after slalom skier Annelise Coberger's celebrated silver at Albertville, France in 1992.