Snowboarding legend Shaun White-colored made Olympic history Wednesday whenever he won the U. S i9000. its 100th gold medal within the history of the Winter Games.
The big win for the Oughout. S. came during the men’ t halfpipe final Wednesday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, adding a precious metal medal to the previous 13 that will Team USA’s snowboarding team has won within past Olympic Games .
The “Flying Tomato” has been visibly emotional after his successful run, with a mixture of celebratory regards and tears — even tossing his board in the air — whenever he saw his score associated with 97. 75 posted.
White’ s win makes your pet the first American male to earn gold in three different Wintertime Games. The snowboarding star, thirty-one, previously won the gold within the men’ s snowboarding halfpipe within the Turin Games in 2006, plus again in Vancouver in 2010.
Female speedskater Bonnie Blair won gold within the 1988, 1992 and 1994 Online games.
His gold-winning operate on Wednesday was near perfect. Japan’s Ayumu Hirano took silver having a score of 95. 25, plus Australia’s Scotty James earned the particular bronze.
White started off strong with a rating of 94. 25 in his 1st run of the halfpipe event, yet uncharacteristically fell during his 2nd run.
The U. S. is just the second country to win one hundred winter gold medals. Norway since Wednesday has 121, and Indonesia trails behind with 92.
The particular Associated Press contributed to this record.