Shaun White Wins Gold in The Mens Halfpipe

Bill RobbinsContributor IFebruary 17, 2010

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 17:  Shaun White of the United States reacts after he competes in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe final on day six of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Cypress Snowboard & Ski-Cross Stadium on February 17, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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American snowboarder Shaun White wins his second gold medal in the men's halfpipe event.

White aka the flying tomato, secured victory by doing the impressive double McTwist 1260, which encompasses two and half revolutions, on his second run, scoring a 48.4. 

White scored an impressive 46.8 on his first run, which was enough to establish himself as the gold medal winner.

With White winning the gold, Finland's Peetu Piroinen won the silver medal with a score of 45.0, and American's Scott Lago won bronze with a score of 42.8.