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Thirty-one year old, American snowboarder, Shaun White had the run of his life yesterday in PyeongChang, South Korea; clinching his third gold medal in the men’s halfpipe. AND the 100th gold medal for the United States in its Winter Olympic history .
In 2006, at the age of 19, White made his first appearance at the Torino Winter Olympics. The teenager, shaggy red hair included, won his first gold medal in the men’s halfpipe and the nickname, “The Flying Tomato.” Four years later, White repeated his gold medal run in Vancouver. It was not until the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi that White was not “red hot,” finishing in fourth place in the halfpipe.
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His fourth Winter Olympics were projected to be tough. They proved to be even more difficult than expected when he smashed his face into a frozen halfpipe back in October during a practice run.
At this point in his career, White’s accomplishments included two Olympic gold medals, endorsements (Burton and Beats by Dre to name a few), and great popularity and appeal. However, the 62 stitches needed for recovery where the lesser necessity. White needed gold.
In his final run at this year’s Winter Olympics, White was up against Ayumu Hirano of Japan’s who led with a 95.25 score.
“I found myself in this position that I love. I do better when the pressure’s on and I’m at the top, one run to go, the world’s watching, my whole family’s here, everybody’s cheering for me and I put it down. On any other day, when all these people aren’t here, if you asked me to do that, I’d be terrified. There’s no motivation. But when you got the Olympics and the world watching, there was no doubt I was going to do that trick.”
With a run producing a score of 97.75, White had redeemed himself and won gold. The emotion expressed after the run really says it all.
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
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
On top of this huge victory, White also brought in the 100th gold medal for the United States in its Winter Olympic history—quite fitting if I do say so myself. Afterwards, White admitted, “I’m proud of myself, I don’t say that often.”
Flying Tomato, The Animal, Living Legend…We are all proud of you Shaun.
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