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Will the United States' dominance continue?
Heading into the Sochi Games, Team USA has taken home nine of the possible 12 halfpipe medals since snowboarding joined the Olympic lineup. Sage Kotsenburg got the ball rolling for the United States with an upset win in the slopestyle competition on Saturday, and the team looks loaded to continue its superiority in the halfpipe.
Did Shaun White make the right call by skipping slopestyle?
White did not do much for his popularity amongst his fellow athletes when he withdrew from the slopestyle competition to focus on taking home his third straight Olympic gold medal in the halfpipe. He drew harsh criticism from his comrades after that decision, according to CBS New York.
If he competes in the halfpipe and earns his third straight gold medal in a knockout performance, then he made the correct decision. If he fumbles, then he just looks like a selfish competitor who put his own quest for glory in front of his team.