- American puts in brilliant final run to clinch Olympic title
- Australia’s Scotty James ends with bronze medal
- White’s victory gives USA its 100th Winter Olympic gold
Shaun White is an Olympic champion for a third time, fending off a pair of much younger rivals to win back the title that made him a household name at 31.
The American delivered under pressure with a breathtaking final run for a score of 97.75 to catch Japanese teenager Ayumu Hirano in a see-saw men’s snowboard halfpipe final on Wednesday morning at the Phoenix Snow Park.