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Shaun White delivered the run of a lifetime to win gold in the men's halfpipe and the 100th Winter Olympic gold medal in United States history.
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Shaun White of the USA was on a quest to win his third Olympic Gold at the Winter Games in PyeongChang. The judges at the Snowboard Halfpipe were looking for complex tricks, height above the 7m walls, and for riders to land high up on the wall to carry speed into their next trick - and Shaun White seemed to be the perfect man for this job. With a score of 97,75, the 31-year-old Shaun White was crowned Olympic Champion for the third time! Watch all Snowboard highlights from PyeongChang: http://bit.ly/2tiSp7P Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5 Visit the Olympic Channel, where the Games never end: http://www.olympicchannel.com
The first U.S. gold medal of the 2018 WInter Olympics was won by 17-year-old Red Gerard, who went from last place to first place on his final run to win the men's snowboard slopestyle final.
With the victory already secure, Chloe Kim landed her signature back-to-back 1080s on her third and final run to win gold in women's snowboard halfpipe at the age of 17.
With a 98.50 on his second run, Shaun White posted the top score of the qualifying round for men's snowboard halfpipe. He'll be seeking his third Olympic gold medal in the final.