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Sport Scotty James's tears after bronze medal win

00:38  15 february  2018
00:38  15 february  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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Scotty James gets emotional as his bronze medal - winning performance sinks in.

Scotty James ' s tears after bronze medal win Scotty James has shared an emotional embrace with his parents after winning a bronze medal in an epic men's snowboard halfpipe final in Pyeongchang .

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

Scotty James has shared an emotional embrace with his parents after winning a bronze medal in an epic men's snowboard halfpipe final in Pyeongchang.

The 23-year-old Warrandyte product earned his medal with his first run of 92 points but ultimately couldn't match the skills of US superstar Shaun White, who snatched gold with his last effort of 97.75.

Japan's teen sensation Ayumu Hirano, who led with his 95.25 in the second of three rounds, slotted between the two.

"I came out expecting a really good fight and that's exactly what it was," James said.

"You only get one time every four years to do so in front of your country and that's what I did so I am absolutely grateful for that.

"It has been an absolute whirlwind season and I've had some really good fights and some ups and downs and it has all been boiling to this point."

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James' parents Cecilia and Phil were on hand to see their son compete.

"I was a bit sick in the stomach and I knew what he wanted - he wanted the gold medal," mum Cecilia said.

"I knew when he fell, I was thinking 'oh just my heart broke'."

James entered his third and final run knowing he'd secured a medal and kept his composure despite a fall ruling him out of the higher placings.

But the affable Aussie was unable to contain his emotions when he saw his parents.

"I knew I was gonna be shedding some tears when I saw my family and things like that," he said.

"(The photographer) caught me off guard, he got my tears. I'm sure there'll be some funny images from that."

James admitted he'd forgotten to buy his girlfriend Ivy Miller a Valentine's Day present amid the excitement of the final.

"I hope this bronze is okay," he joked.

More than 200 students at Tintern Grammar School were given an hour off classes as the 23-year-old charged down the mountain.

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

Australian snowboarder Scotty James has won a bronze medal in the halfpipe at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. I watched his run - it was a good run - it had good amplitude and was pretty flawless,' James said after qualifying.

Scotty James hugs his mother Celia after winning the bronze medal in the men' s snowboard halfpipe Final at Phoenix Snow Park during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 14.

The Australian team flagbearer graduated from Tintern in 2013, and his former physical education teacher Adam Kenny says he was always a star sportsman, even at an early age.

"The only thing that has changed about Scotty is his size, from being a little tacker to six foot four," Mr Kenny said.

"He's cheeky, gentle-hearted, kind, a risk-taker, really down-to-earth kind of guy."

Mr Kenny said the Olympic bronze medallist always had the determination to make it at the highest level.

"When he was in grade six he said he wanted to represent Australia at the Olympics, and that has obviously come to fruition," Mr Kenny said.

"He is just a fantastic guy and gave everything 100 percent."

Scotty James  receives the bronze medal in Men's Snowboard Halfpipe, during a medal ceremony at the PyeongChang Olympic Plaza. © AAP Image Scotty James receives the bronze medal in Men's Snowboard Halfpipe, during a medal ceremony at the PyeongChang Olympic Plaza.

School principal Brad Fry said James regularly came back to the school to inspire students.

"He is an icon of our school and he is such a fabulous young man," Mr Fry said.

"He comes back to the school quite a bit and when he speaks to them (the students) he is really humble and nothing like you would imagine he would be with everything he has achieved, and the kids see him as a real role model and one they could believe in."

White, hugely respected but often regarded as aloof, had been on something of a charm offensive at the Games and paid tribute to the sometimes outspoken Victorian.

"He wears his emotions on the outside," White said.

"I'm very similar, so I appreciate him coming up to me at the end saying 'congratulations'."

James becomes the second Australian medallist of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics after Matt Graham won silver in the moguls.

Although the victory will merely add to White's $50 million fortune, Scotty James is now very much a household name and is already inspiring the next generation.

Primary school students Braden, Ines and Charlie said they were inspired by Scotty's awe-inspiring snow stunts.

"I love the awesome tricks that he does," Ines said.

"I love how he doesn't care what place he comes and just pushes through no matter what," Braden added.

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