Shaun White wins halfpipes gold in Pyeongchang

Latest news

    White earned redemption after finishing fourth and out of the medals four years ago at Sochi
    XXIII Olympic Winter Games
    Venue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 February
    Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage times

    American great Shaun White sensationally snatched halfpipe gold, denying Japanese teenager Ayumu Hirano with a superb final run in Pyeongchang.

    Hirano had landed back-to-back 1440s in his second attempt to overtake White with a score of 95.25

    But with the pressure on 31-year-old White delivered a faultless 97.75 to secure his third Olympic halfpipe gold.

    White, who suffered two heavy crashes in training in the build-up to the Games, celebrated with tears.

    He becomes the first snowboarder to win three Olympic titles.

    His next Olympic target is to compete in the skateboarding event in the summer Games in Tokyo when the sport makes its debut in 2020.

    World champion Australian Scotty James finished in third position with a score of 92.00.

    The action had been held up for some time after Japanese rider Yuto Totsuka was taken away on a stretcher following a heavy fall.

    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43053942

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43053942

    In the same category are

    Birmingham Prison taken over from G4S by government Image caption HMP Birmingham, formerly known as Winson Green Prison, has been run by G4S since 2011 Birmingham Prison is being temporarily taken o...
    Novak Djokovic makes history with Cincinnati Masters victory over Roger Federer Djokovic had lost the Cincinnati Masters final on five previous occasions - three of which to Roger FedererFormer world number one Novak Djokovic bec...
    Brighton 3-2 Manchester United: Jose Mourinho must right body language issues If Manchester City or Liverpool approach fixtures at Brighton with the tactical setup and collective body language Manchester United did I will be st...
    Newspaper headlines: GCSE ‘warning’ and a ‘miracle rescue’ By BBC News Staff Image caption Students receive their GCSE results this week and the i says marks are being "distorted" by the exam regulator. ...
    Italy bridge collapse: Genoa death toll rises to 43 Image copyright EPA Image caption Although all those missing are now accounted for, the search is continuing Rescue workers in Italy have found th...
    Serie A: Lazio fans call for women to be banned from ‘sacred place’ Image copyright AFP Image caption Lazio's hardcore fans have gained a reputation for violence, racism and anti-Semitism Hardcore fans of Lazio foo...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.