Shaun White lands historic third gold and 100 th for US in Winter Olympics

( CNN) He necessary the implementation of its of his life, but Shaun White cemented his iconic status in the boast of snowboarding with a third Olympic halfpipe gold medal and a 100 th overall at a Wintertime Games for Team USA.

The 31 -year-old gathered off an epic final run to avenge the disappointment of missing out on a medal four years ago and add to his legacy following golds in Turin in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010.

White, sometimes nicknamed the “Flying Tomato” because of his red fuzz, trailed 19 -year-old Japanese Ayumu Hirano with one guide left at Phoenix Snow Park Wednesday.

First snowboarder ever to acquire three Olympic gold medals First American humanity to win gold medals at three Olympic Winter Activity White now supports the US record for the most years between gold medals( 12 ), surfacing skier Ted Ligety’s previous account of eight White is now the second more successful male US winter Olympian, trailing long way speed skater Eric Heiden, who won five gold medals

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