Shaun White Nails Qualifying, Secures Bye To Halfpipe Finals

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Nothing seems to faze Shaun White, arguably the biggest star at the Winter Olympics.

The two-time defending halfpipe gold medalist nailed his first qualifying run on Tuesday with a 95.75, which guaranteed him a spot in the finals later this evening. It wasn’t as if he held back on the second run, either, going for huge air and a few of his bigger tricks, knowing that a place in the finals was almost a foregone conclusion.

After dropping in on his first run, White landed a massive method and then backed it up with consecutive double-corks. His qualifying run ensures White’s chance at a third-straight gold medal in the halfpipe finals to be held later on Tuesday.

American Danny Davis received an automatic bye to the finals as well after throwing down a qualifying score of 92.00. US snowboarders Taylor Gold and Greg Bretz had runs good enough to qualify them for the semifinals.


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