Shaun White at 28 Years Old

By on September 5, 2014

The two-time Olympic Gold Medalist is one of the most celebrated snowboarder / skaters in the history of both sports, and he’s nearly 30 years old. The Flying Tomato has accomplished a lot in his 28 years on the planet, and in celebration of his birthday a few days ago, we’re taking a look at some of his accomplishments that have catapulted him to the top of the action sports game …..

In 2003, White was the first to compete and medal in both the Summer and Winter X Games in two different sports. White is the first snowboarder ever to land back to back double corks, at the Red Bull superpipe. He remains the only skater to land the frontside heelflip 540 body varial. (The Armadillo).He was the first to land a Cab 7 Melon Grab in vert skateboarding. He is the first snowboarder to win back-to-back gold medals in the Winter X-Games Superpipe. He is also the first athlete ever (on snowboard or skis) to win gold medals four years in a row in the Winter X-Games Superpipe. He is the first (and only) person to win both a Summer and Winter Dew Cup.White was the first to “three-peat” in SuperPipe at the Winter X Games. Shaun White holds the record for the highest score in the men’s halfpipe at the Winter Olympics. In 2006, his 46.8 points bested Ross Powers’ previous record of 46.1 from 2002. In 2010, during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he improved his own record with 48.4 points in his final run.

Happy birthday, Shaun. Don’t stop what you’re doing.

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