Shaun Whites’ One Last Ride


Greg Moore

Shaun White.

Many athletes leave a great mark on sports, Shaun White being one of those people. The 2022 Olympics was Shaun White’s final ride before retirement.

Shaun White is a five-time Olympian snowboarder and a three-time Olympic gold medalist in half-pipe snowboarding. He is one of the most well-known Olympic athletes, so his last ride was a well anticipated one.

On Feb. 10, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China, Shuan White conquered the halfpipe. White had three runs, his first two he was able to complete, but his last one fell short and was incomplete. However, of those three runs, his second run was his overall best, scoring him an 85.00 since he was able to land all his best tricks!

After his second run, White was placed second while others continued to take their turn, but as competitors finished their runs his score started going down the slopes.

The time had come and the five-time Olympian started his third and final run ever. Shaun attempted the double cork 1440 that won him the gold medal last year in hopes of achieving the same outcome.

Sadly, he failed and wasn’t able to be the king of the hill this time. White rode down the pipe and held his helmet up high and mighty for everyone to see.

Shaun White ended his snowboarding career as a three-time Olympic gold medalist. Although he didn’t walk away with gold, he walked away with the satisfaction of knowing that he achieved and lived up to his dreams of becoming one of the best professional snowboarders to shred the slopes.