Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
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Shaun White Surprise-Orders Namesake Burger at S. Korean Restaurant

Shaun White Surprise-Orders Namesake Burger at S. Korean Restaurant

Japan's Ayumu Hirano, who captured silver in Sochi, took gold in this event at the Winter X-Games last month, scoring a 99 and becoming the first rider to land back-to-back 1440s in the process. He aced his qualification runs at Phoenix Snow Park, posting a top score of 98.50 to lead qualifying for Wednesday's morning final (which can be seen Tuesday night in the U.S.).

What he did, by the standards of his sport, was flawless: 28 seconds of snowboarding, five jumps, five smooth landings, 15-1/2 revolutions of airborne twists, and finally, a swerving stop at the bottom of the halfpipe, where Shaun White saw his score.

White, though, is obviously the favorite. "Absolutely. I expected to Shaun to come out and put a run down like that". I remember my first ski trip was in the fifth grade as a field trip for my school.

He is a 31-year-old competing with teenagers.

James got his medal with his first run of 92 points but ultimately couldn't match the silky skills of American Shaun White who snatched the gold with his last run of 97.75.

Thankfully for all of us who love snowboarding, and who love to watch White dominate, his passion is back in a big way for his run in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

"I've left a lot in the tank for tomorrow and I'm feeling really good in the pipe", he told Channel Seven. "I always mention [White] when others seemed anxious and it instantly helped", said Brown.

"Honestly, I feel like there have been times when I feel like I have been a bit shafted". "I gotta just let it happen and I did".

"I'm like "OK, if we're going there, we're going there". Not because of getting second place, I am not a sore loser.

In Pyeongchang, one South Korean chef gave an expensive burger the very same nickname in a display of support for the American athlete's quest for another Olympic gold medal in the halfpipe. Filled with entertainment, wonder and an overall feeling that everything is going right, this is one event you will certainly want to tune into.

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