Men's Halfpipe results are in from Cypress Mountain in Vancouver, with American Shaun White taking the Gold medal. White becomes the first snowboarder to ever successfully defend the Gold medal in halfpipe, having previously won in 2006 in Torino, Italy. Peetu Piiroinen from Finland finished second to take the Silver, with American Scotty Lago rounding out the top three for the Bronze.
It was a night to remember for sure - White threw down a nearly flawless first run, putting down back-to-back double-cork 1080s - the trick that's been the talk of the halfpipe circuit this season. With the Gold safely secured after his first run, he was able to demonstrate exactly why he's the best halfpipe rider on the planet, wowing the crowd with his newest trick, the Double McTwist 1260.
Here's a rundown of where the American Medalists finished:
- Shaun White: Gold Medal
- Scotty Lago: Bronze Medal
Congrats to Shaun White, Peetu Piiroinen, and Scotty Lago!