Shaun White wins Olympic gold in Men’s Halfpipe

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Shaun White was trailing after his second run, but made history on his final attempt.

The extreme sports superstar scored a 97.25 to top Japan’s Ayumu Hirano in an intense battle that saw the 31-year-old American take an early lead before falling in his second run. It marks his third gold medal in the event and represents a remarkable comeback after failing to medal in Sochi and suffering a horrific crash in October of last year.

Watch his first run NBC Sports:

SHAUN WHITE IS NOT HUMAN. #BestOfUS #WinterOlympics https://t.co/r5PfUbeROr pic.twitter.com/6MmQiSZGRh

– NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics)February 14, 2018

And his gold medal-winning final run via NBC Sports:

REDEMPTION FOR SHAUN WHITE!

HE WINS GOLD on his final run in men’s snowboard halfpipe! #BestOfUS #WinterOlympics https://t.co/E1XuTKbGvd pic.twitter.com/b4Yn2jVVGN

– NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics)February 14, 2018

With the gold, White further cements his status the world’s premier extreme athlete after standout career in both snow and skate. White joins first-time Olympian Chloe Kim as a halfpipe gold medalist in this year’s Olympic Games.

SOURCE247sports
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