Snowboarder Shaun White made Olympic history Wednesday morning when he won the U.S. its 100th gold medal in the history of the Winter Games. White started off strong with a score of 94.25 in his first run of the men’s halfpipe event, but uncharacteristically fell during his second run. While White sat in second place ahead of his third and final run, he answered with a half-dozen flawless tricks–including back-to-back 1440s, a trick he never landed in competition before the finals. When White’s score of 97.75 was posted, he immediately broke down in tears.
REDEMPTION FOR SHAUN WHITE!
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White’s win makes him the first American male to win gold in three different Winter Games. He previously won the gold in the men’s snowboarding halfpipe at the Turin Games in 2006, and again in Vancouver in 2010. He finished in a disappointing fourth place at the Sochi Games in 2014. Female speed skater Bonnie Blair won gold in the 1988, 1992 and 1994 Games.