November 19, 2017

Shaun White No Longer Cut Out For Slopestyle

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Shaun White looks to be done with Slopestyle for good

It’s been 2 years since Shaun White competed in a slopestyle event, and on Friday it became painfully obvious. Although he is a two time Olympic gold medalist, that was in the halfpipe.

On Friday at the X Games, White finished 13th out of 16. Since only the top 8 riders advance, Shaun White will not be going to the finals on Sunday.

White had learned a new trick that he was eager to show off and he was ready to return to slopestyle competition. The last time he competed in this event was in 2009 at the Winter X Games and he won that event.

He continued to advance with the halfpipe to prepare for the Olympics and in the meantime slopestyle continued to progress with new riders and new tricks.

White competed against some great athletes. Sebastian Toutant of Montreal was in first place with a score of 97, Torstein Horgmo of Norway was in second with a 95. At that point, White was trailing by quite a bit at just 66.33.

The superpipe final is on Sunday and White is looking forward to that event. White has a chance of winning it which would give him his 4th straight gold medal. On Friday night, White finished the qualifying in first place.