Shaun White qualifies for halfpipe finals

Both Shaun White and teammate Danny Davis have qualified for the final round of snowboarding, which is set to take place on Tuesday.
Posted By Veronica Linares  |  Updated Feb. 11, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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SOCHI , Russia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- American professional snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun White has moved one step closer to winning his third straight Olympic gold medal in the men’s halfpipe.

The 27-year-old San Diego native breezed through his first two days of the competition earning the highest score of the qualification round -- a 95.75 -- and automatically qualifying for the event’s final round, which is set to take place on Tuesday.

While snowboarders have famously criticized the conditions of the pipe -- competitors agreed that it was far from being perfect Tuesday -- the state seem to have no effect on White's run.

The Olympian's teammate, Danny Davis, also passed the qualification rounds with a score of 92.0.

White previously won the god medal for halfpipe in the Turin games in 2006 and in the Vancouver games in 2010.

[Washington Post]

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