Sport See Shaun White’s spectacular perfect-score run that qualified him for the Olympics

01:51  14 january  2018
01:51  14 january  2018 Source:   For The Win

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Snowboarder Shaun White ’ s fourth Olympic appearance came down to one run at the U.S. Grand Prix in Snowmass, Colorado on Saturday. The two-time Olympic halfpipe gold medalist didn’t disappoint. He won the grand prix event with a stunning perfect 100 score — the second of his career

In a perfect world, Shaun White ' s hand never would have grazed the superpipe wall at X Games last January. His run , widely considered the best halfpipe snowboarding run of all time -- trumping even "There was controversy when Nadia Comaneci got the first perfect score in [ Olympic ] gymnastics.

See Shaun White's spectacular perfect-score run that qualified him for the Olympics: COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO - DECEMBER 09: Shaun White of the United States looks on from the podium after the finals of the FIS Snowboard World Cup 2018 Men's Snowboard Halfpipe during the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix on December 9, 2017 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. White finished in third place. ORG XMIT: 775031633 ORIG FILE ID: 889042678© Getty Images COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO - DECEMBER 09: Shaun White of the United States looks on from the podium after the finals of the FIS Snowboard World Cup 2018 Men's Snowboard Halfpipe during the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix on December 9, 2017 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. White finished in third place. ORG XMIT: 775031633 ORIG FILE ID: 889042678

Snowboarder Shaun White's fourth Olympic appearance came down to one run at the U.S. Grand Prix in Snowmass, Colorado on Saturday. The two-time Olympic halfpipe gold medalist didn't disappoint.

He won the grand prix event with a stunning perfect 100 score - the second of his career - to clinch a spot on Team USA for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February.

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There will one day be an Olympic Winter Games without snowboarder Shaun White , but it won’t be this year. The two-time men’ s halfpipe Olympic gold medalist and three-time Olympian qualified for his fourth trip to the Games on Saturday with a perfect 100.00 on his final run at the Toyota U. S

Chloe Kim wins, Shaun White third to open Olympic qualifying (video). By Nick ZaccardiDec 9, 2017, 6:33 PM EST. Kim’ s accolades include youngest Winter X Games halfpipe champion (age 14 in 2015), the only woman to score a perfect 100 and the only woman to land back-to-back 1080 s .

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White's winning run included a massive 1440 double cork on the first hit and two more 1260 double corks, including one on the last hit.

The contest hadn't seen any rider score in the 90s until the final five runs. But then American Jake Pates, who won the Dew Tour in December, scored a 94 to move into first. James bested that with a switch backside 1260 on his final hit to score a 96.25, while 16-year-old Japanese rider Yuto Totsuka edged Pates with a 94.5.

After crashing on his first run, White soared with his signature amplitude and used his progressive riding to secure the win.

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Shaun joined the pro skateboarding tour in 2002, and a year later he qualified for the Summer X Games in the These were all or nothing jumps that Olympic audiences were unlikely to see . It was one of the best runs of Shaun ’ s life, and his score —46.8—was the highest in the entire competition.

Getty Images. Shaun White ' s road to the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics just got a lot bumpier on Thursday. 9 in South Korea. According to the Dew Tour's recap of the event, White looked primed to qualify first during his first run down the pipe before scrubbing the landing on his signature double

White's qualification for the Olympics comes on the heels of a gruesome injury the snowboarder suffered in October. With serious injuries to his face, he said he needed 62 stitches and bruised his lungs.

I’ve always lived my life by pushing the limits. Winning is great, but it’s the tough times that truly define you. I took a slam while training the other day, but don’t worry I’ll be back soon and better than ever!! Thanks @beatsbydre for bringing me into the family. #NormalisBoring #1of1 #RockNRoll

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The fourth and final snowboard halfpipe selection contest for the Olympics is next weekend in Mammoth Mountain, California.

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