Winter Olympics 2018: Shaun White becomes first snowboarder to win three golds

White's win gives Team USA it's 100th gold medal in Olympic history.

Shaun White gave Team USA its fourth gold medal in Pyeongchang and made Olympic history in the process.

Coming off an impressive qualifying run where White was just short of a perfect score, the four-time Olympian secured his third gold medal in the halfpipe in impressive fashion.

White took the top spot after his first run with a score of 94.25, putting him 2.25 points ahead of Australia's Scotty James.

On his second run, White didn't improve and he fell out of gold-medal position after Japan's Ayumu Hirano took a slight lead with a score of 95.25.

It all came down to White's final run but the veteran certainly didn't disappoint with the best score of the finals (97.75).

Not only did White's win give Team USA its 100th gold medal in Winter Olympic history, but he also became the first snowboarder to win three gold medals at the Winter Games.

"I knew I did a great ride and I was proud of that and I could walk away with my head high, but when they announced my score and I'd won, it crippled me," White said after winning gold. "I was so overwhelmed with happiness, I've been through so much to get here."

With his performance in Pyeongchang, it's clear White was looking to rebound from his fourth place finish in Sochi from 2014. White, 31, also won the gold at Vancouver 2010 and Turin 2006.

Hirano of Japan finished second (95.25) followed by James (92.00).

There were three other Americans competing in the 12-man final. Ben Ferguson finished fourth with a 90.75, Chase Josey was sixth with a 88.00 while Jake Pates was eighth with a score of 82.25.


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