Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Shaun White wins USA's 100th gold medal in Winter Games history

Shaun White wins USA's 100th gold medal in Winter Games history

That "gossip" is the fact that Lena Zawaideh, drummer in a band managed by White, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Olympian in August 2016.

American Shaun White claimed his third Olympic gold as Japan's Ayumu Hirano edged into second in what was billed as the greatest head-to-head contest of these Games.

The four-time Olympian injured his wrist in a fall in slopestyle and fell on his final run in the halfpipe, finishing fourth in 2014 Sochi Olympics.

"It's one of the most challenging runs I've ever done".

"I knew I had it in me, I watched these young guys putting these fantastic runs in and it fired me up", he told reporters after the event, according to Reuters. "I watched these young guys putting these incredible runs and it fired me up I just wanted to show this is what I have been doing my entire life".


"And I wanted to win in this fashion: last run, last guy to drop and put it down - and won".

It's White's third Olympic gold. That flawless score came with comments by his competitors, including James who criticized the judges for awarding it. "When I see the people that really made this happen and told me I could from day one is pretty awesome". "I didn't agree with that at all".

The snowboarder first heard about chef Cha Gwen Sol's Flying Tomato burger from the staff Phoenix Snow Park, where he'll be competing in the halfpipe qualifiers this Tuesday, according to a report from Reuters.

White effectively captured his country's 100th Winter Olympics gold when he nailed back-to-back 1440s (four full spins in consecutive tricks), cementing his status as the sport's most gifted practitioner.

"He (White) just comes out and he knows these moments and he just delivers".


White needed a big performance to overhaul Japan's Ayumu Hirano and duly delivered with a spectacular display to earn a score of 97.75.

Hailey's Chase Josey, who was in third place after the first of three rounds, ended up in sixth.

And that allowed Hirano, who finished with silver to nudge in front after a superb 95.25.

Last month, a snowboarding expert suggested the greatest halfpipe rider in history had lost his golden touch.

On Wednesday, he joined Hirano as the only riders to land them back-to-back.


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