Shaun White Speaker Profile
Professional Snowboarder and Skateboarder
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Shaun White Biography
Shaun White was born September 3, 1986 and is a professional snowboarder and skateboarder. He is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. He rides regular stance, twelve and negative three degrees on his board.
White's skateboard career took place during the same time he was rising through the snowboard ranks. White quickly drew the eyes of many in the skateboarder scene including professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. At this point Hawk befriended the nine-year-old White at a local skatepark and mentored him, helping him turn pro in skateboarding at the age of 17. White has gone on to win many titles on his skateboard, most notably winning the overall title of Action Sports Tour Champion, as well as being the first person to compete in and win both the Summer and Winter X Games in two different sports. Following in his older brother's footsteps, White switched from skiing to snowboarding at age six, and by age seven he received his first sponsorship. White has participated in two Winter Olympics in his career. At both the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics, White won gold in the snowboard halfpipe event. White has also participated in the Winter X Games, where he has won a medal every year since 2002. Including all winter X Games competitions through 2009, his medal count stands at 15 (10 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze), among which is the first quadruple win streak by a male athlete in one discipline, the snowboard slopestyle. White's streak was snapped in 2007 when he lost to Andreas Wiig and Teddy Flandreau, with White taking the bronze. He won the Air & Style Contest in 2003 and 2004.
In 2003 White was the first to compete and medal in both the Summer and Winter X Games in two different sports. White is the first snowboarder ever to land back to back double corks, at the Red Bull superpipe. He remains the only skater to land the frontside heelflip 540 body varial. (The Armadillo). He was the first to land a Cab 7 Melon Grab in vert skateboarding. He is the first snowboarder to win back-to-back gold medals in the Winter X-Games Superpipe. He is also the first athlete ever (on snowboard or skis) to win gold medals four years in a row in the Winter X-Games Superpipe.
He is the first (and only) person to win both a Summer and Winter Dew Cup.
White was the first to "three-peat" in SuperPipe at the Winter X Games.
Shaun White holds the record for the highest score in the men's halfpipe at the Winter Olympics. In 2006, his 46.8 points bested Ross Powers' previous record of 46.1 from 2002. In 2010, during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he improved his own record with 48.4 points in his final run.
At Winter X, White became the first person to score a perfect 100 in the men's Snowboard Superpipe in the history of Winter X Games.
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Posted on 27 January 2013 | 3:18 am
With the X Games under way, Shaun White wasted no time to make his presence felt by pulling off some spectacular moves on the Superpipe. White, who has five X Games slopestyle gold medals, dropped out of last year's X Games slopestyle after the qualifier because of an ankle injury. He won slopestyle gold in 2009, sat out the event in 2010 to focus on the superppipe before the Olympics...[Read More]
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