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Snowboarder Shaun White wins men’s halfpipe to give US 100th Winter Olympic gold

American snowboarder Shaun White won a spectacular men’s halfpipe final to collect his third Olympic gold medal on Wednesday.

White scored 97.75 on his final run at the Pyeongchang Winter Games to pip Japan’s Ayumu Hirano to the gold.

Australian Scotty James took the bronze.

White’s victory also gave the United States its 100th gold medal in Winter Olympics history.


White, who also won Olympic gold in 2006 and 2010, needed to beat Hirano’s score of 95.25 to win on the final run of the day and the 31-year-old produced an almost-flawless run.

The United States have won all four snowboarding golds awarded at the Games so far.


Olympic snowboarding men’s halfpipe final results in Pyeongchang on Wednesday.

Overall

1. Shaun White (U.S.) 97.75 points

2. Ayumu Hirano (Japan) 95.25

3. Scott James (Australia) 92.00

4. Ben Ferguson (U.S.) 90.75

5. Patrick Burgener (Switzerland) 89.75

6. Chase Josey (U.S.) 88.00

7. Raibu Katayama (Japan) 87.00

8. Jake Pates (U.S.) 82.25

9. Jan Scherrer (Switzerland) 80.50

10. Kent Callister (Australia) 62.00

11. Yuto Totsuka (Japan) 39.25

12. Peetu Piiroinen (Finland) 13.50

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Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/athletics/snowboarder-shaun-white-wins-mens-12022575

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