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Four years ago, Shaun White did not make the podium in Sochi, Russia.
On Tuesday (Wednesday in Pyeongchang, South Korea), the 31-year-old redeemed himself with a gold-medal performance in the men’s halfpipe at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Thanks to his triumphant run, White is now the first snowboarder in Olympic history with three gold medals.
White earned a 97.75 in his third run, which was the final run of the competition, to finish 2.50 points ahead of Japan’s Ayumu Hirano. NBC Olympics shared a replay of White’s gold-clinching run:
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REDEMPTION FOR SHAUN WHITE!
HE WINS GOLD on his final run in men’s snowboard halfpipe! #BestOfUS #WinterOlympics https://t.co/E1XuTKbGvd https://t.co/b4Yn2jVVGN
White began his Olympic journey at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy, where he was thrust into the spotlight at 19 years old following a sensational gold-meda