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Shaun White Gets 72.00 in First Run of Olympic Halfpipe Final

White had the fourth-best score in the opening run

Shaun White of Team United States competes during the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe Qualification on Day 5 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Genting Snow Park on February 09, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China.
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Shaun White kicked off the final event of his snowboarding career with a 72.00 score in the men’s halfpipe final on Thursday. He was the eighth athlete to compete and slid into fourth place.

White did not get a clean landing on the second trick of his run. He completed three more tricks on his way down to the bottom of the hill.

Team USA’s Taylor Gold holds the lead after the first run with a 81.75 score. Elsewhere for the U.S., Chase Josey scored a 62.50.

Two-time defending silver medalist Ayuma Hirano scored a 33.75 after falling midway through his run.

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