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Emotional Shaun White cries after winning gold medal

Shaun White

Shaun White did it.

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. He knew after he had completed his run to near perfection that he had won the gold, and he was right.

NBC’s cameras then showed White celebrating after his score was announced. He was extremely emotional and crying tears of joy.

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.


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