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Shaun White Wins Third Halfpipe Gold Medal in South Korea

14 February 2018

Snowboarding legend Shaun White won another gold medal Wednesday with an epic performance in the men's snowboard halfpipe, but set social media alight for his celebration afterward.

White was the last to go on Tuesday, and he sat in second place behind Japan's Ayumu Hirano going into his final run.

I'll leave it at that, ' James said.

"I was trying to get my head in the right space and get amped up again", between runs.

His helmet then got tossed into the crowd as he shouted: "I need that back!"

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When told of the big support his quest for gold had generated back home, James acknowledged he was struggling to keep his emotions in check.

"I think it's great for the sport and it's great for a guy like me that needs the motivation - I'm excited for tomorrow".

But by his third, White regained his composure and gave a run that will go down in history.

Totsuka was stretchered off after a botched landing saw him hit the railing.

It was only the third ideal score in the history, the latest chapter in the storied career of an individual who landed his first endorsement deal at the age of seven, has an estimated net worth of £30m. "I wish I kinda landed my second run but it is what it is".

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The Australian team flagbearer finished third in the men's halfpipe final, with his best run scoring 92.00.

The four-time Olympian won his first gold medal at the 2006 Winter Games when he was 18 years old.

But the 31-year old's win was marred by allegations of sexual harassment, catalogued in a 2016 lawsuit filed by Lena Zawaideh, a former drummer in White's rock band Bad Things. "I think [Hirano] did well under a lot of pressure", added Uno, 49, who wore a headband emblazoned with the slogan "victory".

James' Australian teammate, Kent Callister, scraped through in 12th position with a best score of 77.00, while Nathan Johnstone (62.25) missed out. Scotty James from Australia took bronze.

Germany continued to be the biggest victor at the PyeongChang Games, claiming two golds with one coming from Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt in doubles luge and the other from Eric Frenzel in men's Nordic combined individual Gundersen.

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Shaun White Wins Third Halfpipe Gold Medal in South Korea