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Shaun White: I Think The Beijing Olympics Will Be My Last

Jan 7, 2022, 2:09 PM
Shaun White of the United States takes a training run for the men's snowboard halfpipe final during...
Shaun White of the United States takes a training run for the men's snowboard halfpipe final during Day 4 the Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix World Cup at Buttermilk Ski Resort on March 21, 2021 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – After five Olympic Games, Gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White looks to be calling it a career after the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

Shaun White had a special sit-down interview with the Today Show on NBC and announced that he is likely done competing after the upcoming Winter Olympic Games.

“I haven’t really said this too much and it’s going to feel weird coming out of my mouth but I think this is my last run,” White told the Today Show. “It’s hard to talk about because my whole life, I have been kind of looked at as super human. Realizing and admitting to myself and everyone else that I am human. It’s taken a toll.”

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White is also a skateboarder and was a pioneer in the sport at the highest level. He was the first to compete and medal in both the Summer and Winter X Games. The snowboarder was also the first to ever land back-to-back double corks at the Red Bull Superpipe.

White holds the record for the highest score in the men’s halfpipe at the Winter Olympics, when he recorded a 97.75 on his last run in the 2018 Games. He has three gold medals in half-pipe snowboarding. Winning gold in 2006, 2010 and 2018.

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