American skateboarder and snowboarder Shaun White, known as the “Flying Tomato,” is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He has likewise won different Summer and Winter X Games awards.
Born in San Diego in 1986, Shaun White started skateboarding in the wake of following his more seasoned sibling to the close by YMCA, and took up snowboarding at six years old. Following his top exhibitions at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Games, and a baffling fourth-place finish in the halfpipe in 2014, White in 2018 turned into the principal snowboarder to win three Olympic gold decorations. The “Flying Tomato” has additionally asserted a few decorations at the Winter and Summer X Games.
Snowboarder Shaun White stances for a picture during the Team USA PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics representations on April 25, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.
Offering to turn into the principal snowboarder to win three Olympic gold decorations, White had his hands full against a portion of the more youthful rivalry at the PyeongChang Games. He confronted a considerable obstruction in the halfpipe last, when Japan’s Ayumu Hirano arrived consecutive twofold stopper 1440s to flood to the best position with a 95.25 score. In any case, White reacted on his last run via handling his own consecutive 1440s, winning a score of 97.75 that gave him the success and furthermore denoted the 100th generally speaking gold for Team USA in Winter Olympics rivalry.
White almost didn’t get an opportunity to contend at the Games, following a hazardous accident in October 2017 that landed him in escalated care for five days and brought about 62 join, however he recuperated so as to make his offer for history.
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On February 5, 2014 — only one day before 29 snowboarders contended in the passing round for the slopestyle in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — White drew the media’s consideration in the wake of reporting that he would not be contending in the course. One of the strong competitors in 2014’s Winter Olympics, White settled on the choice not to contend subsequent to examining it with his colleagues and calling the new course “threatening.”
The declaration likewise came after two snowboarders, Torstein Horgmo and Marika Enne, endured wounds rehearsing on the overwhelming new course, which was reprimanded as being excessively risky. With the staying three American snowboarders neglecting to fit the bill for the slopestyle, there was no portrayal from the U.S. in the occasion.
White rather chose to concentrate on the halfpipe. While taking an interest in the halfpipe occasion, White was required to bring home the gold. In any case, the snowboarder put lower than envisioned, coming in fourth spot for the United States. Russian contender Iouri Podladtchikov brought home the gold and Japanese snowboarders Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka won the silver and bronze metals, individually.
Outside of an appearance in the film Friends With Benefits (2011), White has generally avoided showing up on the big screen. Nonetheless, he showed up on the enlivened arrangement American Dad! and furthermore co-created the Disney Channel TV film Cloud 9.
Proficient snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun Roger White was born on September 3, 1986, in San Diego, California. Brought into the world with an intrinsic heart deformity, White had two cardiovascular medical procedures before the age of five.
White previously got into skateboarding subsequent to following his more seasoned sibling, Jesse, to the close by Encinitas YMCA. After he took up snowboarding at six years old, his mom requested him to back off by revealing to him he could just board in reverse, or switch, an aptitude that would help further his profession.
White has contended in the Winter X Games since 2002, gathering eight awards, including the initial four-peat by a male competitor in one order: The slopestyle. In 2006, he won the gold decoration in the men’s halfpipe at the Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. He proceeded to win another gold in the men’s halfpipe in 2010, at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
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White is additionally an expert skateboarder, picking up motivation from legend Tony Hawk, whom White met at age nine. In 2006, he won ahead of everyone else at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s Right Guard Open in skateboard vert. He is the main skater to land the bodyvarial frontside 540.
Known for his stun of red hair, he is frequently called the “Flying Tomato,” or Il Pomodoro Volante in Italy, where he is additionally mainstream. White marked his first sponsorship at age seven with Burton snowboards.
He has had a full program of backers all through his profession, including T-portable, Target, Mountain Dew and HP. His profession has likewise prodded a few limited time ventures, including a snowboarding computer game, a garments line and a few snowboarding DVDs.
In September 2012, White was captured for public inebriation and defacing after a rambunctious lodging remain in Nashville, Tennessee. White purportedly wrecked a telephone and pulled an alarm in the inn, making supporters empty the structure.
As indicated by reports, White endeavored to escape the lodging in a taxi, and when an inn supporter attempted to prevent him from leaving, White kicked him and ran from the inn. A pursuit resulted — the benefactor sought after White by walking — until White fell, hitting his head on a close by fence. White was treated for his wounds at a close by medical clinic and after his delivery, he was captured and booked by officials.
In 2016, Lena Zawaideh, the previous drummer of White’s musical crew, recorded a claim against the snowboarding champ. The suit claimed that White had constrained her to take a gander at explicitly unequivocal pictures and recordings and had unfairly ended her from the band. A settlement was arrived at the next year.
The issue was restored during White’s chance in the Olympic spotlight in mid 2018. Requested to examine the charges in a public interview following his halfpipe triumph, he said he was “here to discuss the Olympics, not tattle.” He later apologized for alluding to the claims as “tattle,” and gave an announcement to The New York Times that stated: “I lament my conduct of numerous years back and am grieved that I made anybody — especially somebody I thought about a companion — awkward.”
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