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Shaun White is a veteran of the Winter Olympics and was expected to clean up during his third appearance at the Games.
The American snowboarding legend began to show signs of discontent when he withdrew from the men's slopestyle competition, reported by Rachel Axon of USA Today. He aimed to put all of his eggs in a halfpipe-shaped basket, but as we quickly learned, White would be usurped from the sport's throne.
Iouri Podladtchikov, known by his nickname of "iPod," completed a majestic run to capture gold. Unfortunately for White, a poor opening run in the final left him chasing the prize for the first time in his career.
Olympic glory and failure is defined by moments, and as White found out, landing your board directly on the lip of the halfpipe will only lead to regret.