Shaun White becomes first snowboarder to win three golds
It came down to the final run, but American Shaun White delivered to win gold in the half-pipe at the Winter Olympics.
Shaun White gave the United States their fourth gold medal in PyeongChang and made Winter Olympics history in the process.
Coming off an impressive qualifying run where White was just short of a perfect score, the four-time Olympian secured his third gold medal in the halfpipe in impressive fashion.
White took the top spot after his first run with a score of 94.25, putting him 2.25 points ahead of Australia's Scotty James.
On his second run, White did not improve and he fell out of the gold-medal position after Japan's Ayumu Hirano took a slight lead with a score of 95.25.
It all came down to White's final run but the veteran certainly did not disappoint with the best score of the finals (97.75).
"Three-peat" for @shaunwhite! Congrats on the third Olympic #snowboard halfpipe #gold medal! #USA #PyeongChang2018 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/KXdhazRlj7— Olympics (@Olympics) February 14, 2018
Not only did White's win give USA their 100th gold medal in Winter Olympics history, but he also became the first snowboarder to win three gold medals at the Winter Games.
With his performance in Pyeongchang, it was clear White was looking to rebound from his fourth-place finish in Sochi from 2014. White, 31, also won the gold at Vancouver 2010 and Turin 2006.
Hirano of Japan finished second (95.25) followed by James (92.00).
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