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Shaun White

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameShaun Roger•White
Used nameShaun•White
Nick/petnamesThe Flying Tomato
Born3 September 1986 in San Diego, California (USA)
Measurements175 cm / 70 kg
NOC United States

Biography

Shaun White has become the best known snowboarder in the world, winning multiple titles, including his 2006 halfpipe Olympic gold. To do this he overcome a congenital heart disorder, tetralogy of Fallot (blue-baby syndrome), which required him to undergo two open-heart surgeries before he was a year old. White has long red hair, which has given him the nickname “The Flying Tomato.” He has made his name at the Winter X Games, where he continues to collect medals. Through 2009, he has won 14 medals at Winter X, including nine gold medals, all in superpipe and slopestyle between 2003-09. White also competes in skateboarding, having won a full set of medals in vert at the X Games, with a gold medal in 2007. Since the formation of the Winter Dew Tour in 2006, he has dominated that circuit. White is an icon among young snowboarders for his various tricks, huge air, and his free-spirit style. He also has his own Shaun White video game that has been released based on his tricks.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2006 Winter Olympics Snowboarding (Skiing) USA Shaun White
Halfpipe, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2010 Winter Olympics Snowboarding (Skiing) USA Shaun White
Halfpipe, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2014 Winter Olympics Snowboarding (Skiing) USA Shaun White
Halfpipe, Men (Olympic) 4
2018 Winter Olympics Snowboarding (Skiing) USA Shaun White
Halfpipe, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold