Shaun White flies like a superhero in high-quality snow pants. The two-time Olympic gold medal winner for the halfpipe took part in the U.S. Grand Prix in Snowmass, Colorado, where, according to USA Today, no other rider scored in the 90s. The fateful run was White’s final of the day, and he was placed ninth in the standings before he went out and flipped through the air, landing a 1440 and two 1260 double corks. If he didn’t have the run he did, there’s a chance he might’ve missed the Olympics for the first time in his career.
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This was also White’s second perfect 100 of his career. In 2012, he became the first person to ever score a perfect 100 in the history of the Winter X-Games.
His brilliant victory, which qualified the 31-year-old for his fourth Olympic games, comes months after a brutal injury where he bruised his lungs and required 62 stitches.
Now White, along with his teammate Scotty James (who scored a 96.25 after White’s 100) will both head to PyeongChang, South Korea on February 9th in an attempt to claim gold once more. White placed fourth in the 2014 Winter Olympic halfpipe event.