Shaun White withdraws from slopestyle event in Sochi

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Shaun White has withdrawn from the slopestyle event in Sochi, according to a statement given to The Today Show.

“After much deliberation with my team, I have made the decision to focus solely on trying to bring home the third straight gold medal in halfpipe for Team USA,” White said in a statement, according to The Today Show. “The difficult decision to forego slopestyle is not one I take lightly as I know how much effort everyone has put into holding the slopestyle event for the first time in Olympic history, a history I had planned on being part of.”
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