PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — When the pressure was on, Shaun White landed the run that had haunted him for months, threw his hands into the air and tossed his helmet into the crowd. He didn’t wait to see his score to let the emotion of the day overtake him.
That’s the image that will remained burned into the mind of anyone who witnessed White’s historic performance Wednesday afternoon: the three-time Olympic gold medalist, head in hands, tears streaking his cheeks, humbled and human at the bottom of the halfpipe.
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When Shaun White — or any other snowboarder — scores a 100, it isn’t perfection. Let us explain
The 100? Throw out what you know and think of it more as a ranking or a progression that is usually reserved for the contest’s final run.
Article source: http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/22431121/shaun-white-signs-yolo-spark-tears-joy-relief
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