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Shaun White ends Olympic career with 4th place finish

Beijing Olympics Snowboarding
Posted at 8:06 PM, Feb 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-10 22:06:49-05

Shaun White shed some tears as his snowboarding career came to an end at the Beijing Olympics.

White finished fourth in the men's halfpipe Thursday.

The three-time Olympic champion scored an 85 and was momentarily in second before strong runs by Australia's Scotty James and Japan's Ayumu Hirano of Japan.

The 35-year-old White executed his patented Double McTwist 1260 and then a frontside 1260 at the end, but it wasn't enough to make it onto the podium.

Hirano scored a 96 to win gold. James took silver and Switzerland's Jan Scherrer won bronze.