Sean White Spins and Flips His Way to Halfpipe Gold

Sean White

From the New York Times:

Sean White wanted to call his signature trick the Tomahawk, after a steak he enjoyed. Plus, it sounds much cooler than the double McTwist 1260, which is honestly as hard to get off the tongue sometimes as it may be to land. Doesn’t matter what you call the trick, it is White’s to own.

The American captured the gold medal in men’s halfpipe with as impressive a performance as any since his 2006 victory in Turin. It was his second run in the final, 48.4, that did it. But his first run of 46.8 would have been enough.

Finland’s Peetu Piiroinen took silver and Scotty Lago of the United States won bronze.

And it was sweet.

Congrats.