Shaun White

Shaun White Overcomes Crash in Beijing Olympics Debut to Qualify

White crashed in his first run but made up for it in his second attempt

Shaun White of Team United States performs a trick on a practice run ahead of the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe Qualification on Day 5 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Genting Snow Park on February 09, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China.
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Team USA’s Shaun White crashed in his first run of the qualification round of the men’s snowboarding halfpipe.

He recovered in his second run, nailing his second attempt at his signature Double McTwist 1260 to notch a score of 86.25. The fourth-place finish put him among the top-12 competitors that advanced to Thursday's medal round.

The 36-year-old White, a snowboarding legend and three-time Olympic gold medalist in the event, is competing in his last Olympic Games. If he manages to win gold in Beijing, he will become the only athlete to capture four golds in the same event.

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