White Wins Superpipe Gold With Perfect Run At X Games
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — With the gold medal already his, Shaun White laid down a victory lap to remember — a perfect one.
White earned his fifth consecutive superpipe gold Sunday night at the Winter X Games in Aspen, earning a perfect 100 on his third and final run.
Says White: “It’s unreal. I’ve been wanting that 100 forever.”
He scored a 94.00 on his first run and wiped out on his second run, but no one could catch him. Iouri Podladtchikov finished second, followed by Ryo Aono.
PHOTO GALLERY: Winter X Games 2012
With the gold, White is the third Winter X five-peat athlete, joining Nate Holland in snowboardcross and Tucker Hibbert in snocross.
White competed despite a left ankle injury that forced him to withdraw from the slopestyle competition.
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