Originally written on The Daily Rival  |  Last updated 10/11/14


Shaun White cinched his fifth-straight gold medal in Sunday night’s SuperPipe final at the Winter X Games. And that was before he notched a perfect score on his final run, the first perfect 100 in snowboard halfpipe history.

White, in all the glory of his flowing red locks and tight, white, animal-print pants, secured the win with a 94 on Run 1, giving him two victory runs to unload his newest trick, a frontside double cork 1260–a trick nobody has ever landed in competition. After falling trying to land it on Run 2, White nailed it at the end of his historic third run. As the video shows, he also threw down some other neato tricks with crazy names. His five straight X Games golds in the contest are also a first.

There was a time earlier in the week when this competition was in question for White, considered by many the face of the sport. White sprained his ankle during Slopestyle practice last Thursday, causing him to sit out that event and jeopardizing his participation in Sunday’s SuperPipe. He skipped practice sessions Saturday night but caught up with extra runs Sunday morning before qualifying.

Via ESPN:

“It’s unreal,” White said, after scoring 100 out of a possible 100 points on his final run. “I’ve been wanting that 100 forever. Thank you so much, everybody, tonight. I came here on a mission: I couldn’t compete in Slope and it kind of broke me. I didn’t know what to do. I was sitting around icing my ankle wondering if I could even ride tonight, and I kind of took out a little bit of that anxiety and anger that I couldn’t compete in Slope in the pipe tonight.”

But seriously, dude, what was up with those pants? Does Lil Wayne know you stole from his closet?

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

T.Y. Hilton on Patriots double-teaming him: 'Good luck'

Cardale Jones on press conference: 'It wasn't my idea'

Kansas City Chiefs have tough calls ahead

Mass., Ind. governors make wager on Colts-Patriots game

Kimbo Slice, 40, signing with Bellator MMA

Will Marcus Mariota succeed at the next level?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rockets GM admits gynecologist quip ‘was in bad taste’

UFC star: I broke nose of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

Terrance Knighton has racked up $300K in weight-related fines

A-Rod believes Chase Headley has to win 3B job from him?

Jones: Signing both Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray a 'challenge'

Earl Thomas 'not buying into' Aaron Rodgers' leg issue

Gronk surprises single mom with furniture delivery

NBC brings boxing back to prime time, hosted by Al Michaels

Key & Peele spoof NFL conference championships

Several Packers now devotees of 'Settlers of Catan' game

'Belichick yourself before you wreck yourself' tattoo is intense

Trent Richardson: Benching never happening again

Rory McIlroy records first professional hole-in-one

What if the Miami Dolphins didn't draft Dan Marino?

Pete Carroll: Clay Matthews was one of my 'great mistakes'

Idina Menzel of 'Frozen' to sing anthem at Super Bowl XLIX

Seattle Seahawks could join elite company with win Sunday

Best conference championship games in NFL history

Snowboarding News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jones: Presser wasn’t my idea

Fan's Bill Belichick tattoo is intense

What if the Dolphins didn't draft Marino?

Seahawks could join elite company

Greatest conference title games ever

Five CFB teams likely to decline in 2015

Seahawks must attack the Packers

Jones: Tough to sign both Byrant, Murray

Brady's eye poked during Ravens game

Lewis clarifies Tom Brady comments

Appellate court upholds MLB antitrust exemption in lawsuit

NFL Veteran Combine: Some ideas

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.