His winning run capped a contest that, even before he dropped in for the finale, was the best, in terms of pure difficulty, showmanship and guts that has ever been seen on a halfpipe. They were tricks White said afterward that he had never landed in succession — not in practice and, of course, never in a contest. I’m standing at the top, in my favourite position, with the pressure of the world and one run to go. Shortly after his winning score came up to make him the winner of America’s 100th Winter Games gold medal, White was hugging friends and family and sobbing, almost uncontrollably. White would be the first to admit that a lot of that fame came because of the Olympics.
Source: National Post February 14, 2018 03:45 UTC