Winter Games 2018: Shaun White earns gold in men's halfpipe

Winter Games 2018: Shaun White earns gold in men's halfpipe


Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States celebrates during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on Feb. 14, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.



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Last Updated Feb 13, 2018 10:49 AM EST




Shaun White displayed an epic final run to claim his third gold medal in Olympic men's halfpipe and posted a score of 97.75 for the 100th overall gold by the United States in the Winter Games. He edged out Japan's Ayumu Hirano whose 95.25 score was the one to beat. He took home silver.


White is the first American male to win gold at three separate Winter Olympics.


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Silver medalist Ayumu Hirano of Japan, gold medalist Shaun White of the United States and bronze medalist Scotty James of Australia pose during the victory ceremony for the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Final on day five of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.



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Meanwhile, American alpine skiing star Mikaela Shiffrin was looking for her first gold medal in the women's slalom. She won four years ago in Sochi. However, winds caused a delay in that competition which you can watch in primetime Thursday.


As Day 5 of the Winter Olympics primetime events occur, you can check out our guide on how to watch the competitions on TV or online by clicking here.


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