On Monday night, Shaun White delivered on one of the best runs of his snowboarding career. Trailing before his final run, White knew he needed to throw down the run of a lifetime if he was to win the gold for America. To the joy of fans across the nation and the globe, White did just that!
He finished the Olympics with a score of 97.5, putting him in first place. He became the 100th American to win a gold medal in the Olympics.
Shaun was visibly overcome with emotion after the run and his score was announced. He had worked so hard to return to the top of his sport, and his performance on Monday sealed his fate in history as the greatest snowboarder of all time.
Fans went crazy on social media. Check out some of the best reactions to the historical moment for White.
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