Snowboarder Shaun White continued his domination in snowboarding, adding a record-sixth straight gold medal in the SuperPipe at the X Games on Sunday. Here he flies above the crowd during a run.
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White sets a new X Games record for height when he hit 24 feet, one inch on this backside air in his second run, breaking his own mark by a foot. His jumps averaged 16 feet of air, five feet higher than his competition.
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White does a soaring backside air in the SuperPipe competition. One day after his frustrating performance in the slopestyle competition, he was back to his gold medal ways on the SuperPipe.
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White does a backside air during a practice run on the SuperPipe before his gold-medal performance. He posted the two highest scores of the competition, a 95 and 98.
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White goes airborne as he descends the course during the slopestyle competition. He last medaled in slopestyle in 2009, when he won gold.
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Fans cheer on White following his gold medal win.
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White soars during a run in the snowboard slopestyle final. The competition was a disappointment for White, who fell on two of his three runs and finished fifth.
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White gets some air during a slopestyle run. The slopestyle competition was supposed to feature a fierce competition between White and Canadian Mark McMorris, but while White spilled twice, McMorris cruised to gold.
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White talks with his coach, Bud Keene, during practice for the SuperPipe competition. He will go for his third Olympic gold medal in the Winter Olympics next year after taking the gold in the half pipe in 2006 and 2010.
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White gets ready to drop in for a qualifying run. He has won a medal at the Winter X Games every year since 2002.
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White addresses the media with his gold medal draped around his neck. It was a familiar situation for White, who has now won 23 X Games medals, including 15 gold, also a record.
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White greets fans after winning his gold medal. The snowboarder kept a casual attitude to the competition, hopping up on the SuperPipe wall to high-five fans during a practice run and stopping to pose for photos after his second run of the competition.
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