Shaun White Dominates Superpipe For Gold at Winter X 12
Shaun White didn't qualify first in the Men's Superpipe at Winter X 12 yesterday and he was quick to remedy that injustice by coming in with a huge first run out of three, scoring a 93.00. But he didn't stop there. In heavy snow that slowed other riders, White pulled out a huge third run including a Frontside 1260, a Frontside 1080 and a Frontside 900 and Backside 900. White scored a 96.66, coming close to his record score of 97.67 set in 2003 on the Superpipe. The win also gave him his 12th overall Winter X medal and tied him with Tanner Hall as the only athletes to get Gold seven times. Also, White became the first athlete to win gold in the Superpipe three times.
Japanese sensation Ryo Aono, who did qualify first yesterday had a strong first run, scoring an 88.00, but his second run was a throwaway and his third the same. Mason Aguirre, who qualified third, was in third until Kevin Pearce took his final run, pulling an 85.66 to edge Aguirre for the Bronze.
In the beginning of the competition, snow was falling but it cleared up by the time Aguirre and the top qualifiers took their first run. However, the snow was back in the third round, just in time to affect the top six boarders. Though White and Pearce were pretty much unaffected by the snow, Aguirre, Aono and Danny Kass all seemed to have problems...For more on the Superpipe Finals check the official recap here.
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SNOWBOARD SUPERPIPE MEN