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Topic - Shaun White
A decade ago, when snowboarding was still in its growth stages in Japan, Tomoka Takeuchi knew she had a decision to make.
A year ago, Ayumu Hirano was known as the young kid who might someday beat Shaun White.
Memo to Kate Moss: Switzerland's new gold medalist halfpipe snowboarder likes you.
What a stunning sight: Shani Davis gliding around the speedskating oval, head down in defeat, staring glumly at the ice.
One after another, some of the biggest American stars have wiped out in sunny Sochi. From Bode Miller and Julia Mancuso to Shaun White and Sarah Hendrickson, this is hardly shaping up as an Olympics to remember for the U.S. team.
For a nation that's never won a medal in snowboarding, Japan sure looked awfully strong.
Highlights from coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics:
The reign was over before Shaun White raised a hopeful finger signaling he was No. 1 as he crossed the finish line of the halfpipe.
Shaun White says he's antsy about his upcoming chance to make history on the halfpipe and, in a shoutout to his fans, thanks them for supporting his decisions.
The 27-year-old American, who opted out of the Olympic slopestyle debut and put all his chips in the halfpipe, where he hoped to win a third straight gold medal, got knocked off by Iouri Podladtchikov, the Russian-born inventor of the "Yolo," the trick that White could not master.
The most decorated country in Winter Olympic history earned four more medals Tuesday, and the most famous snowboarder in the world had his hopes for a third straight gold in the halfpipe dashed.
Rider after rider took a crash course Monday night on an Olympic halfpipe that looked only half ready with less than 24 hours until men's competition is set to start.
Hours before he went for the win, Shaun White already had delivered a gold-medal moment.
Maybe it was all too much. Or maybe just one of those bad nights. That debate will last a long time.
Iouri Podladtchikov has delivered the stunner of these Sochi Games, besting American snowboarding icon Shaun White in the halfpipe to win the gold medal.
"I hope next the junior team is also coming," she said. "For the (2018) Korea Olympics, it's my goal."
"It's a bummer," White said of his defeat.