Photos: Halfpipe King Shaun White Sends It For Historic Gold

Feb. 14, 2018, 6:16 a.m. (ET)

Shaun White dropped the mic in the men's halfpipe final on day five of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. In his first run, White topped the leaderboard with a 94.25, setting the bar high for the rest of the competition. After being topped by Japanese rider Ayumu Hirano, he took an uncharacteristic misstep and crashed his landing in the second run. But in typical halfpipe king fashion, leaving it to the very last drop of the day, he pulled out a flawless run and rode away with gold and a score of 97.75.  

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A Run To Remember

Shaun White warms up ahead of the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

Shaun White competes in the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

  

Shaun White celebrates following his first run in the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

Shaun White celebrates after his first run in the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

Shaun White competes in his second run in the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.  

 

Shaun White competes in his second run in the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Shaun White crashes in his second run in the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

Shaun White competes in the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

 

Shaun White celebrates after his third run in the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

An Unbelieveable Finish

Gold medalist Shaun White celebrates after the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.  

 

Gold medalist Shaun White celebrates after the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.  

 

Gold medalist Shaun White celebrates after the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.  

 

(L-R) Ayumu Hirano of Japan, Shaun White and Scotty James of Australia pose at the victory ceremony for men's halfpipe at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.  

 

Return Of The King

Gold medalist Shaun White poses at the victory ceremony for men's halfpipe at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

 

Gold medalist Shaun White poses with family and friends after the victory ceremony for men's halfpipe at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.  

 

Gold medalist Shaun White celebrates after the men's halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 on Feb. 14, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.