Halfpipe: Shaun White profile

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Halfpipe: Shaun White profile

Postby GraysOnTrays » Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:05 pm

[Another rider you're going to hear a lot about during the Olympics]


Olympian Shaun White Aims to Catch Some Air and a Medal
Feb. 10, 2005 — The U.S. Olympic team is poised to snatch one of its first gold medals of the Turin Games this weekend when a redheaded teen from California known as "The Flying Tomato" takes off on his snowboard.

At 19, Shaun White is already a veteran in the snowboarding community with major sponsors and a stack of X Games victories. He makes his Olympics debut Sunday in the halfpipe event, where he'll be careening down a 20-foot-tall sheet of ice after tossing huge jumps off the side of the wall.

More:

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/WinterGame ... 979&page=1
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