It's official, Shaun White is the greatest snowboarder in the world. Although he already had a gold medal from his win in the men's half pipe competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 23-year-old went for the top honor again on Wednesday and won.
Shaun scored a 48.4, 3.4 points over silver medalist, Finland's Peetu Piiroinen. To add to all the excitement, the San Diego native rocked his signature Double McTwist 1260 for the win. The trick has been nicknamed "The Tomahawk" for its two flips and three-and-a-half spins.
According to Sports Illustrated, Shaun has called the trick the most difficult and dangerous he's ever attempted, but clearly he's got it down. Shaun actually maintains his own private half pipe in Colorado where he is able to secretly test out new tricks without his competition knowing what he's up to. He also has a giant foam pit alongside the half pipe so he doesn't have to worry about his landing when he's doing a new trick for the first time.
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