Shaun White officially qualified for the halfpipe final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Tuesday, February 13. The 31 year old snowboarder took home a score of 93.25 in his first run and 98.50 in his second, which beat out gold medal contenders Scotty James of Australia and Ayumu Hirano of Japan.
White told NBC, “I was stoked to put that run down. That took the pressure and the edge off and then I started seeing everyone putting in these great runs in. I figured I would send it on that last one.” This is a big comeback for White, who suffered a brutal injury in October 2017.