Congrats to Shaun White! Shaun White won his sixth straight gold during the men’s snowboard superpipe final yesterday, at the Winter X Games at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, CO. Details after the jump…
According to ESPN:
Shaun White brought X Games Aspen to a close Sunday night with another emphatic performance in the SuperPipe he all but owns.
The greatest competitive snowboarder in history routed the field, earning the night’s top two scores including a 98.00 on his second run. That run began with a record-setting 24-foot, 1-inch backside air above the walls of the Buttermilk pipe, breaking his own mark by a foot.
With his win, White matched Snowmobile SnoCross racer Tucker Hibbert’s six-peat from Sunday afternoon, the first and second time that’s been done in X Games winter sports history.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been more focused and more in tune with what I’m doing physically as well as mentally,” said White, a crossover star who has 15 X Games gold medals between snowboarding and skateboarding, including eight in SuperPipe. “Six years, that’s pretty heavy. It’s going to be more uncomfortable next year when I’m going for the seventh. I like it; it’s a pretty humbling title to hold. I’m proud.”
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