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Shaun White Captures 5th Straight Gold Medal, Scores Perfect 100 In SuperPipe During Winter X Games

Shaun White proved once again why he is the best competitor in the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe event at the Winter X Games. He captured his fifth straight gold in SuperPipe (and third to be a five-peater in any competition at the Games) and his seventh overall in the event by pulling off a perfect score of 100 on his third run.


White was getting some serious air on this run. As you can see in the video, White pulled off a 18-foot backside air, a 17.5-foot frontside double cork 1080, a 11-foot-8 switch frontside double cork 1080, a 14-foot frontside cork 540, a 13-foot-3 backside double cork 1260 and then a 12-foot-9 frontside double cork 1260 to finish it all off. It can't get any better than that.

White pulled out a 94.00 run on his first time through the pipe during the finals. He was getting some sick air on this run, usually around 15 feet above the blue line. He wiped out on his second run, though.

Remember, White did this on a bad ankle, which he injured on Thursday during practice. He then planned on competing in snowboard slopestyle, but practicing on Friday didn't help the ankle. He pulled out of that event to rest up for the SuperPipe.

Iouri Podladtchikov came in second with a 93.00 score while Ryo Aono finished in third place with an 86.

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