The 20-year-old Graham qualified for the finals in 10th place and then followed up with the 10th best score in the first of the two finals for the day.
Graham’s score in final one was unfortunately not high enough to see him advance to the six-man super- final to decide medals in the seventh round of the 2014/15 season.
As a result Graham ended the day in 10th behind the winning Canadian Mikael Kingsbury with American Jeremy Cota picking up the silver medal while Russian Alexandr Smyshlyaev was third.
Graham’s overall placing consolidated his world ranking of four, 54 points ahead of French World Champion Anthony Benna, who finished 15th, and just 14 points behind the third ranked Canadian Philippe Marquis who added 36 points from his seventh place finish in Japan.
Coming off a silver medal performance in his last World Cup earlier this month, Graham went to Japan hoping to stand on the podium for the third time this year, however, he can be pleased knowing that this was his fifth top 10 finish from 8 starts in World Cups and the World Championships in 2014/15, providing clear proof of how far his career has progressed in the last 12 months.
IMAGE: The mogul course in Tazawako, Japan © FIS