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Shaun White Is Officially A Snowboarding Legend

If you missed last night’s Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final then you definitely missed out.

This year's Winter Olympics, held in beautiful Pyeongchang, South Korea, was home to one of the best men’s halfpipe finals in almost a decade. Shaun White came out firing holding first place after his first run, but Japanese athlete Ayumu Hirano, took over the number one spot after his incredible second run with a 95.25 score, setting up an epic scenario for White.

Going into Shaun’s third and final run, he needed to post a near perfect score to take home the gold medal for the third time in just four Winter Olympics, the stage was set, and Shaun was beyond ready.

Then, history was made.

NBC Olympics on Instagram: "REDEMPTION! Shaun White's GOLD MEDAL comeback is complete in his 3rd and final run with a 97.75 on NBC!"

36k Likes, 637 Comments - NBC Olympics (@nbcolympics) on Instagram: "REDEMPTION! Shaun White's GOLD MEDAL comeback is complete in his 3rd and final run with a 97.75 on..."

Then the score was announced.

COMEBACK COMPLETE. #WinterOlympics #BestOfUS

36.8k Likes, 196 Comments - NBC Olympics (@nbcolympics) on Instagram: "COMEBACK COMPLETE. #WinterOlympics #BestOfUS"

There's nothing like seeing the immense emotion and passion in such a big moment.

"It's all worth it now." [email protected] #WinterOlympics #BestOfUS

20.1k Likes, 144 Comments - NBC Olympics (@nbcolympics) on Instagram: ""It's all worth it now." [email protected] #WinterOlympics #BestOfUS"

L E G E N D #BestOfUs #winterolympics

43.1k Likes, 245 Comments - NBC Olympics (@nbcolympics) on Instagram: "L E G E N D #BestOfUs #winterolympics"

"The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you've come." ????: @ussnowboardteam // @SarahAnnBrunson #WinterOlympics #BestOfUS @ShaunWhite

46.8k Likes, 168 Comments - NBC Olympics (@nbcolympics) on Instagram: ""The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you've come." ????: @ussnowboardteam //..."

Congratulations Shaun White, the American snowboarding legend.

(Source: Complex)

 

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