Everything You Need to Know About Shaun White

Feb 11, 2014 4:29pm
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US snowboarder Shaun White speaks during a press conference at Gorky Media Center the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre Feb. 5, 2014. (US snowboarder Shaun White speaks during a press conference at Gorky Media Center the Rosa Khutor Alpine Centre Feb. 5, 2014.)

Name:  Shaun White

Event: : Snowboarding, Halfpipe

Stats:  5’9″, 154 lbs., 27 years old.

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

Olympic Record: Gold Medal in Men’s Halfpipe at 2010 and 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

Background: Known as the Flying Red Tomato, White pulled out of the slopestyle event at this year’s Olympics in order to focus on the halfpipe, where he could take home his third consecutive gold medal.  White has pioneered an adventurous style of snowboarding that has netted him 13 Winter X Games Championships. He’s also a professional skateboarder.

 

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