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Shaun White Cries After Winning Third Gold

February 14, 2018 - 10:41 am

Shaun White was in tears yesterday after earning his 3rd gold medal. 

White needed a flawless final run to overtake Ayumu Hirano for the gold medal in the men’s halfpipe at the Olympics in PyeongChang, and he nailed it.

White entered his final run staring at a potential silver medal finish, as his high score of 94.25 from his first run was surpassed by Hirano’s 95.25 on the Japanese snowboarder’s second run.

White, who went last, delivered with a score of 97.75 to win the gold medal.

The gold medal marked redemption for White, who won gold in the Olympics in 2006 and 2010, but missed out on a medal in the halfpipe in 2014 at Sochi.