NBC Olympics Shaun White |

February 18, 2010 by Post Team 

NBC Olympics Shaun White | NBC Olympics Shaun White, Sean White Olympics 2010 and Shaun White Olympics 2010 pictures, photos. The men’s halfpipe competition was won by Shaun White. He bagged the gold medal at Cypress Mountain in front of thousands of fans. This was his first run score of 46.8. Besides, he also created history as his back-to-back Olympic gold medals.

The other player to throw a challenge to him was Peetu Piiroinen of Finland. He put some pressure on White during the competition with a second run score of 45.0. He ended up with the silver medal.

The third position was occupied by Scotty Lago of the United States. He used a big first run to win the bronze medal. It was a surprise win.

From the beginning of the game White was the favorite to win the gold. In his event he is a celebrity and it is difficult for others to defeat him. He was known figure inside the athletes’ village, which was occupied by other halfpipe players. He had moved to Cypress Mountain after the opening ceremony of the game was over. Besides, his story has grabbed headlines. And reporters and magazines have unfailingly carried his stories. Many sports magazine ran his picture on the cover.

After winning the gold, White said: “It feels good. Heavy lies the crown.”

Of his second run: “I felt it was such a miracle run … I just felt like I didn’t come all the way to Vancouver not to pull out the big guns. I put down the tricks I’ve worked so hard on. My coach said at the top, ‘Don’t do this unless you’re gonna stomp it.’ ”

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