Shaun White was concerned that his ankle would prohibit him from even competing at X Games, yet that was definitely not an issue on Sunday. White scored a perfect 100 and brought home X Games Gold for a fifth time.
The resulting circumstance guaranteed White’s fifth consecutive gold, making him only the second X Games athlete in history — along with snowboard cross champion Nate Holland — to win five medals in any one discipline.
White executed the first truly perfect performance in Winter X Games history, including an 18-foot backside air, a 17-foot frontside double cork 1080, an 11-foot switch frontside double cork 1080, a 14-foot frontside cork 540, a 13-foot backside double cork 1260 and a 12-foot frontside double cork 1260 — the first back-to-back double cork in Winter X history.
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via USA Today