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Shaun White wins third snowboard halfpipe gold with nerveless final run

  • American puts in brilliant final run to clinch Olympic title
  • Australia’s Scotty James ends with bronze medal
  • White’s victory gives USA its 100th Winter Olympic gold

Shaun White is an Olympic champion for a third time. The 31-year-old held off a pair of much younger rivals to win back the title that made him a household name when he won his first Olympic gold as a teenager.

The American delivered under pressure with a breathtaking final run for a score of 97.75 to catch Japanese teenager Ayumu Hirano in a see-saw men’s snowboard halfpipe final on Wednesday morning at the Phoenix Snow Park.

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