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Shaun White wins third snowboard halfpipe gold with nerveless final run

American puts in brilliant final run to clinch Olympic titleAustralia’s Scotty James ends with bronze medal White’s victory gives USA its 100th Winter Olympic goldShaun White is an Olympic champion for a third time. The 31-year-old held off a pair of much younger rivals to win back the title that made him a household name when he won his first Olympic gold as a teenager.The American delivered under pressure with a breathtaking final run for a score of 97.75 to catch Japanese teenager Ayumu Hirano in a see-saw men’s snowboard...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Wednesday, 14 February