It wasn’t a gold medal ending for Shaun White’s profession, however the snowboarder completed robust in Beijing.
The 35-year outdated American and defending gold medalist completed in fourth place within the males’s halfpipe, his final ever occasion, with a excessive rating of 85.00.
After White faltered on one among his landings in his first run, he banked a clear rating on his second go together with an 85.00. That moved him into second place in the interim, however he was bumped down following robust runs by Ayumu Hirano and Scotty James.
On White’s third run, needing to finest a 92.50 to maneuver into first and an 87.25 to get into the highest three, he hit the halfpipe lip on his second bounce, the autumn ending his possibilities of a medal.
Japan’s Hirano gained gold with a 96. Australia’s James gained silver with a 92.50 and Switzerland’s Jan Scherrer took bronze.
White took his helmet off and raised it to the group, smiling by way of deep breaths after he acquired to the underside of the run.
“That’s it,” he may very well be heard saying on NBC’s broadcast.