Shaun White Qualifies for Halfpipe Final For Winter Olympics 2018
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — All that mattered was advancing to the Olympic halfpipe final. however with the top riders within the global all in one location, the one-upmanship couldn’t be avoided.
In a exciting qualifier at Phoenix Snow Park on Tuesday, it became Shaun White who got here out on top and a field of talented snowboarders who set the level for a showdown inside the final on Wednesday.
White finished as the top qualifier, scoring a 98.50 on his 2d run, and moved a step towards getting again on an Olympic podium. After a disappointing fourth-place finish in Sochi, the 2-time Olympic gold medalist is looking for gold once more in his fourth Olympics.
“I knew I had it in me. And I watched these young guys put in these amazing runs and it fired me up and I just wanted to show, this is what I’ve been doing my entire life and I’m here to put it down,” White said. “I feel night and day physically and mentally from Sochi, and I think that was a little bit of that shining through today.”
this is a massive comeback for White, who suffered a brutal injury in October 2017. The athlete needed sixty two face stitches after he took off a millisecond early on a double cork 1440. A helicopter transported him to the hospital and he missed a month of education. On Tuesday, he informed Natalie Morales that he took his time coming returned and become terrified to compete once more.