Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Olympics Snowboarding Men's Halfpipe Final live stream, start time, TV channel

Olympics Snowboarding Men's Halfpipe Final live stream, start time, TV channel

Snowboard legend Shaun White pulled off a spectacular final run of the day to grab his third Olympic halfpipe gold medal today, claiming Americas 100th Winter Games title in the process.

White started the competition with great confidence, having come through qualifying with a near flawless score of 98.50, and he continued to set the benchmark high for his rivals as he led after the first run by posting a 94.25 effort that included jumps as high as five and-a-half metres with added technical difficulty.

White, who has earned two Olympic gold medals in his signature event, had already secured his spot in the halfpipe finals with a score of 93.25 in his first run, but scored an impressive 98.50 in his second.

Hirano could not complete his final run, leaving his destiny in the hands of James and White.

In a separate incident, White also riled Americans by appearing to drag the U.S. flag across the snow as he made his way off the slopes immediately after his gold medal-winning performance.

The US have won all four snowboarding gold medals awarded at Pyeongchang 2018 thus far.

White joins fellow American Kelly Clark (who won a gold and two bronzes) on top of the overall medal tally for the sport.

"I had the fear of getting back out there, doing the tricks again and it's not an easy thing".

"I was so overwhelmed with happiness, I've been through so much to get here".

Here's video of the first run, which has him in first. The win gave the 31-year-old his third career gold medal at the Winter Games.

"Oddly enough, I was a little nervous", White said. But White told media last week that he had been working on those tricks and planned to try that combination in PyeongChang. "I'm just truly sorry", he told anchors Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie. He busted his face in New Zealand previous year while attempting one of those 1440s, leaving an injury that required 62 stitches.

Snowboarding fans in South Korea witnessed greatness before their own eyes on Wednesday as Shaun White cemented his legacy as the best rider of all time.

"It has been an absolute whirlwind season and I've had some really good fights and some ups and downs and it has all been boiling to this point".

"We just thanked each other", James said of their conversation after the event.

The American will be 35 by the time the next Winter Olympics is held in Beijing in 2022 but his focus is on a closer goal.

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