ANDREW Musgrave rounded off his 2018 Winter Olympic campaign with a 37th place finish in the gruelling men’s 50km cross-country skiing.

The Poole-born athlete clocked a time of 2:20:57 in his final event of the Games to finish just more than 12-and-a-half minutes behind gold medallist, Finland’s Iivo Niskanen.

Russians Alexander Bolshunov and Andrey Larkov finished second and third respectively in Pyeongchang.

Musgrave got off to a strong start over the demanding cross-country course having gone just past four kilometres in 12th spot.

But the 27-year-old dropped back in the pack and was left 42nd with 10km remaining.

He rallied during the latter stages to record a place in the top-40 as the British competitor completed his final event of what had been a rollercoaster Games.

Musgrave finished an impressive seventh in the men's skiathlon at the start of the showcase in South Korea.

But his hopes of building on that performance in the men's 15km free skate ended in a disappointing 28th, in which he described as "pretty shocking" his performance.

He then went on to record a 12th place finish alongside British team-mate Andrew Young in the men's team sprint before his campaign came to a close on Saturday.