Shaun White Says Sochi’s Not His Last Olympics
Tuesday was a tough day for champion snowboarder Shaun White. White failed to reach his goal of becoming the first male American to win three straight gold medals in an individual event.
While his time in Sochi didn’t land White the prize he was aiming for, he did say that he might be coming back in a few years to give it yet another try.
The 27-year-old veteran athlete told The Today Show that his career won’t be ending in Sochi.
When asked if he’d come back for the 2018 games in PyeongChang, South Korea, White replied saying, “I think so.”
If he does decide on competing in South Korea, the San Diego native will be 31-years-old.
The snowboarder finished in fourth place in the men’s halfpipe final this year. Louri Podladtchikov from Switzerland stole the gold from White while Ayumu Hirano, 15, and Taku Hiraoka, 18, both of Japan, took home silver and bronze.
White still hasn’t been able to let the sight of winning gold out of his head.
“I thought about it plenty of times, just countless, running it through my head what I could have done,” he said.
“I’m happy, though. I move on from here. I don’t think it makes or breaks my career this one night, but definitely a disappointment.
Before White competed on Tuesday, he did create a message for his fans.
A message to my fans… https://t.co/bGkPR6CYAi
— Shaun White (@shaun_white) February 11, 2014
It seems he’ll need their support more than ever now.
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