Shaun White soars to halfpipe glory

It was a thrilling run, opening with a giant frontside double-cork 1440 and a combo of 1260s before finishing with a McTwist.

The biggest name in winter sports sealed halfpipe gold in a nail-biting final on day 5 in Pyeonchang, reminding everybody why he’s still the undisputed king of the slopes. With his flame-red hair and mind-boggling array of tricks, Shaun White isn't an easy man to overlook.

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Shaun White is an Olympic champion for a third time, holding off a pair of much younger rivals to win back the halfpipe title that made him a household name when he captured his first gold medal as a teenager.

White matched his younger rival’s consecutive 1440s – a combination he said he had never pulled off cleanly until earlier Wednesday morning – and built from there for a score of 97.75 to secure his third Olympic gold.

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Chloe Kim dominates in snowboard halfpipe to win Olympic gold

The 17-year-old delivered on the biggest stage, earning her first Olympic gold medal in women's snowboard halfpipe on Tuesday morning in South Korea.

1. Chloe Kim (USA), 98.25 2. Liu Jiayu (CHN), 89.75 3. Arielle Gold (USA), 85.75 4. Kelly Clark (USA), 83.50 5. Cai Xuetong (CHN), 76.50 6. Haruna Matsumoto (JPN), 70.00 7. Queralt Castellet (ESP), 67.75 8. Sena Tomita (JPN), 65.25 9. Mirabelle Thovex (FRA), 63.00 10.

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