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Shaun White won the gold medal in the men’s halfpipe in a dramatic finish on Wednesday in Pyeongchang.
White was passed by Japan’s Ayumu Hirano for first place in the second run, and had to pass him on his third and final run.
White scored a 97.25 on his final run, winning gold four years after failing to come away with any medals in the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

Shaun White needed all 97.25 points of his third and final run in the men’s halfpipe to win gold on Wednesday in Pyeongchang in the Winter Olympics.

Unlike Chloe Kim the night before, White was pushed in the men’s final by Japan’s Ayumu Hirano and Australia’s Scotty James, getting passed by Hirano after Hirano scored a 95.25 with a strong second run.

The last snowboarder to go in the event, White had to top Hirano to get gold and he did so with a near-perfect run, throwing down back-to-back 1440s followed by back-to-back 1260s to steal the lead back.

White pumped his fists as he finished the run, but then had to wait in agony for the judges’ scores to see if he won gold or silver. When they announced his 97.25 points, White fell …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Sports


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