Shaun White Scores Perfect 100 to Clinch Olympic Spot

Jose Verdugo
Enero 14, 2018

Yuto Totsuka finished third in men's halfpipe Saturday at a snowboard World Cup event in the United States.

Two-time Olympic champion and freestyle snowboard legend Shaun White secured his place at Pyeongchang 2018 with a flawless halfpipe score of 100 to win the US Grand Prix of Snowmass. Australia's Scotty James was second with 96.25.

British skier Izzy Atkin has achieved her first World Cup podium of the season, finishing third in the ladies' slopestyle at Aspen Snowmass.

White landed a frontside double cork 1440, cab double cork 1080, frontside 540, double McTwist 1260 and frontside double cork 1260.

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White will be among the favorites when he goes for his third gold medal next month in South Korea.

The 31-year-old American won the halfpipe titles at the Winter Games in Torino 2006 and Vancouver 2010, then vowed to return in 2018 to reclaim his crown after coming fourth in Sochi.

With two first-place finishes in qualifiers, he's atop the list of riders trying to secure one of at least three spots on the USA slopestyle team. Danny Davis is among those now competing for a possible fourth spot.

Spain's Queralt Castellet won the women's events, followed by Chloe Kim, Maddie Mastro and Kelly Clark. Kim has already qualified, while Mastro and Clark have the edge for the other two spots heading into next weekend's final qualifying event.

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