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Shaun White Wins Third Olympics Gold Medal: Celebs React

Shaun White Wins Third Olympics Gold Medal: Celebs React

Twitter erupted when Shaun White captured the third Olympic gold medal of his career in the snowboarding halfpipe competition in Pyeongchang on Tuesday.

The four-time Olympian, who placed fourth in Sochi in 2014 after a bad crash, beat out runner-ups Ayumu Hirano from Japan and Scotty James from Australia to win the gold with a 97.75 score. White led the competition in the first run, earning a 94.25 score after a sequence that included a frontside 1440 and a 1260. He fell behind Japan’s Ayumu Hirano on his second run after a fall but made up for lost points with a near-flawless third run — and social media rejoiced alongside Team U.S.A. fans on the sidelines.

Skateboarder and fellow X-Games competitor Tony Hawk wrote, “congrats to @shaunwhite on a most legendary performance.I know how much it meant to you and how hard you worked for that last run.” 

“Nothing like a good comeback right??” another multi-Olympic ceremony alum, swimmer Michael Phelps, added.

Perhaps the most eloquent expression of support came from actress and singer Victoria Justice, who wrote, alongside a GIF, “Me watching Shaun White take the gold!!!! Hell yeyuhhhhhh #Murica.”

See more reactions below.

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