History was made in the men’s halfpipe competition – Shaun White captured his third Olympic gold medal with a massive final run to hold off his competitors.
The 31 year-old’s win was also the 100th Winter Olympics gold medal for the US and the American’s fourth overall in PyeongChang. Relive White’s run and other memorable moments from the halfpipe finals.
American snowboarder Shaun White had a massive 94.25 opening run to open the halfpipe finals. After his run, he threw his helmet into the crowd to celebrate. REUTERS/Issei Kato TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Fellow American Ben Ferguson fell on his opening run, but rebounded to finish fourth with a 90.75. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Bongpyeong-myeon (Korea, Republic Of), 14/02/2018.- Chase Josey of the US in action during the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe competition at the Bokwang Phoenix Park during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 14 February 2018. (Fénix, Corea del Sur) EFE/EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL
Yuto Totsuka of Japan had a bad crash during his third run and had to be assisted by medical staff. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Scotty James of Australia also fell during his last run but his 92.00 from the first run was good enough for the bronze medal. (Fénix, Corea del Sur) EFE/EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL
Ayumu Hirano of Japan had the lead going into the third run after he landed back-to-back 1440s, but he couldn’t hold off Shaun White. the 19 year-old from Japan finished second for the second straight Olympics. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Shaun White nails an astonishing final run for victory in the halfpipe at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Wednesday. It was Team USA’s 100th gold in Winter Olympics and White’s third after 2006 and 2010
Shaun White of the USA celebrates after winning the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final at the Bokwang Phoenix Park during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 14 February 2018. (Fénix, Corea del Sur, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY
Shaun White made history today as he won his third career gold medal in the men’s halfpipe final at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, marking the 100th medal won by the United States in the Winter Games. With his big win, figures in Hollywood and fellow athletes took to Twitter congratulate him.
Gold medallist Shaun White of the U.S. flanked by silver medallist Ayumu Hirano of Japan and bronze medallist Scotty James of Australia during the flower ceremony. REUTERS/Jorge Silva