Shaun White Wins Gold in Winter Olympics 2010 (video)
Shaun White, the world’s best halfpipe snowboarder won another gold at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old snowboarding showman won his second Olympic halfpipe gold medal by showing his famous “Double McTwist 1260” while fellow American Scotty Lago took the bronze. White’s trick has been renamed to “The Tomahawk” which requires him to cram two board-over-head flips inside of 3 1/2 turns.
“I like to put on a show and show everybody what I can do,” White said.
To his surprise, U.S. Snowboarding coach Mike Jankowski even said “Sh#t” on live television.
According to men’s halfpipe silver medalist Peetu Piioroinen of Finland, “It’s impossible to beat Shaun unless he falls“.
It was a good day for Team USA as they won a total of 6 medals in different 3 events. Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman to win the Olympic downhill event while teammate Julia Mancuso came in at second, winning the silver medal. Speedskater Shani Devis defended his gold in the 1,000 meters speedskating while Chad Hedrick took the bronze.
You can watch Shaun White’s performance here (US Only) or you can check out the video below:
VIDEO: Shaun White Men’s Halfpipie Winter Olympics 2010