Swiss snowboarder stuns White to win halfpipe gold

Shaun White of the U.S. reacts after crashing during the men's snowboard halfpipe final event at...

Shaun White of the U.S. reacts after crashing during the men's snowboard halfpipe final event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, in Rosa Khutor February 11, 2014. (REUTERS)

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Swiss Iouri "I-Pod" Podladtchikov won the gold medal in the men's snowboarding halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday to deprive Shaun White of a third successive title.

Russian-born Podladtchikov put in a stunning second run under the lights at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park to earn 94.75 points, which proved enough to win the contest.

Fifteen-year-old Japanese Ayumu Hirano took silver with 93.50 on his second run, pipping his 18-year-old compatriot Taku Hiraoka, who took bronze with 92.25.

White finished fourth after dropping two tricks on his first run and only managing 90.25 on his second.


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