Shaun White turns in epic halfpipe run to lead qualifying round

USA’s Shaun White went lights-out on his second run during Olympic qualifying for the men’s snowboarding halfpipe.

Shaun’s first run turned in a respectable 93.25 during his first run then Australia’s Scotty James and Japan’s Ayumu Hirano pulled off runs pushing White to third. As the top twelve advance to the finals, Shaun could have saved his best for the medal round, but nah, that’s not even close to what he did.


White’s second run featured huge air, perfect landings, and back-to-back backside and frontside double McTwist 1260’s putting Shaun back at the top with a 98.50 out of a possible 100 points.

The top 12 qualifiers per are:

  1. Shaun White, United States, 98.50 points
  2. Scotty James, Australia, 96.75 points
  3. Ayumu Hirano, Japan, 95.25 points
  4. Ben Ferguson, United States, 91.00 points
  5. Raibu Katayama, Japan, 90.75 points
  6. Jan Scherrer, Switzerland, 84.00 points
  7. Chase Josey, United States, 83.75 points
  8. Jake Pates, United States, 82.25 points
  9. Patrick Burgener, Switzerland, 82.00 points
  10. Yuto Totsuka, Japan, 80.00 points
  11. Peetu Piiroinen, Finland, 77.50 points
  12. Kent Callister, Australia, 77.00 points

The final medal competition is scheduled to air at 8:30 p.m. EST Tuesday evening and if the qualifying round is any indication – it’s going to be epic.


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