James gets support from White in snowboarding scoring saga
Feb 14 2018
He's participated in the Winter Olympics in 2006, 2010, 2014 and now in 2018. "They motivated me to send it on that last one".
White topped qualifying in the men's halfpipe event with a stunning 98.25 out of 100 second run, coming one rider after the Australian world No.1 hit the lead with 96.75.
Olympic snowboarder Shaun White shocked and thrilled a South Korean restaurateur this week when he showed up at the man's restaurant and ordered the special million-won burger the chef had designed just for him.
White, the two-time Olympics gold medalist in the men's snowboarding halfpipe (and the biggest name in snowboarding period) is in the mix for another gold medal at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic games.
"That", snowboarder Rakai Tait of New Zealand said, "was as close to flawless as you can get".
"I started seeing everyone putting these great runs in and", White told NBC Sports. I remember my first ski trip was in the fifth grade as a field trip for my school.
Fuller has previously posted on social media about hanging out with White and still believes the 31-year-old's achievements should still be applauded.
"Shaun White starts at the top and they deduct his points so unless he does anything in particular wrong, he's staying at the top".
Flagbearer James caused a stir ahead of the Winter Olympics when he admitted to feeling "shafted" by being marked too harshly by judges while chief halfpipe rival White was overscored.
"I feel like there have been times I was a bit shafted", James said earlier in the week. "That's really a good luck spot, and I really wanted it".
"I feel like there have been times I was a bit shafted", James said at a news conference this week in Pyeongchang. Fellow Americans Ben Ferguson, Chase Josey, and Jake Pates also successfully qualified for the halfpipe final.
The qualifying round features two runs, with only the top score counting for each athlete.
"I'm like "OK, if we're going there, we're going there".
It just got to a point two years ago that he knew he should be a whole lot better.