Sport Winter Olympics: Australia's Scotty James takes bronze in men's halfpipe, Shaun White wins gold

07:11  14 february  2018
07:11  14 february  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

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Australia ' s Scotty James has won a bronze medal in the men ' s halfpipe at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after a dramatic contest with Japan's Ayumu Hirano and American Shaun White .

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Scotty James.© Reuters Scotty James.

Australia's Scotty James has won a bronze medal in the men's halfpipe at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after a dramatic contest with Japan's Ayumu Hirano and American Shaun White.

James's best run of 92.00 came in the opening round. He was going well in his final run but fell to finish behind in third position.

White — the most famous snowboarder in the world, known as the Flying Tomato — won the gold with a 97.75 score in the final run of the competition to win his third Olympic title.

Hirano, the 2018 X-Games superpipe champion, missed on his first run, but his second outing was huge. He brought some big air, and landed a 1440 (four x 360 degree rotations) and back-to-back 1260s to score 95.25.

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2018 г. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White put together an epic final run to claim his third gold medal in Olympic men ' s halfpipe , slicing through the gray Australia ' s Scotty James earned bronze . White is the first American male to win gold at three separate Winter Olympics .

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Shaun White is golden again. Four years after finishing one spot off the podium, the iconic American snowboarder won the Olympic halfpipe final at Phoenix Park on Wednesday. Japan' s Ayumu Hirano won silver and Scotty James of Australia took bronze .

James, who carried the flag for Australia in last Friday's opening ceremony,

"I work so hard, and it is at times like these, obviously we are still focused, but you have to enjoy these experiences," James told Channel Seven.

"That is why we work hard ... to enjoy these experiences as much is possible. I did that today. It was cool."

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  James hopes to be boxing clever in 'pipe Scotty James, Shaun White and Ayumu Hirano head the men's field in what promises to be the event of the Games in the snowboard halfpipe.In others, they're very much still on.

Australia ' s Scotty James took bronze . Shaun White celebrates after his third run during the snowboard men ' s halfpipe final. White won the third Olympic gold medal of his career, placing himself among America's greatest winter Olympians and defeating a loaded field by making the final.

Shaun White grabs third gold as Australia ’ s Scotty James clinches bronze . Latest medal table | Full event schedule. Ben Ferguson (USA) won the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics halfpipe and has a pair of X Games podiums, including third place this year.

The young man from Warrandyte had nothing but praise for his two rivals.

"Shaun is an amazing athlete and he has achieved a lot of great things. He achieved another awesome feat in his career today," he said.

"Hats off to Hirano as well. He is one of the most flawless snowboarders I know. It is cool to watch him."

James had laid down an excellent run that included his signature move, the switch backside 1260 with double cork, a trick with three-and-a-half rotations and a blind entry and landing.

White responded straightaway, however, grabbing first place with a run of 94.25, including a 1440 (four x 360 degree rotations), a Double McTwist and ending with a 1260 (3.5 rotations). White put in back-to-back 1440s in his next run, but he fell attempting the Double McTwist.

Scotty James.© Dan Himbrechts/AAP Image Scotty James. Going into the final round, James was in bronze medal position, White in silver and Hirano in bronze.

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Aussie flag-bearer Scotty James has taken bronze in the men ' s halfpipe final, to become his country' s first men ' s snowboard medallist at a Winter Olympics . James ' score of 92 on his first run of the final was enough to get him on the podium, behind American star Shaun White and Japanese

Several competitors came close to dislodging James from the podium, including American Ben Ferguson with a 90.75 and Swiss snowboarder Patrick Burgener (89.75).

But with three people left, James was guaranteed a medal.

Hirano could not complete his final run, leaving his destiny in the hands of James and White.

The Australian's final run began with back-to-back 1260s, but after a 1080, James could not hold his fourth hit of the run and fell.

This left the final say with White, and the American delivered — with two 1440s, a skyhook, a Double McTwist and ending with a 1260.

White believed he had done enough, and when his score was confirmed, he broke down in tears.

The American had won in Turin and Vancouver before missing the medals in Sochi.

James becomes the second Australian to win a medal in Pyeongchang, after Matt Graham took silver in the men's moguls.

The other Australian in the final, Kent Callister — who came ninth in Sochi — slipped up on his opening run, but recovered to finish with 62.00 for 10th placing.

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