Shaun White’s bullion award opening in a Olympics was extraordinary and moving today.
At 31, he had to lift off the run of a lifetime–a flawless opening including during slightest one pretence he’d never landed successfully before in competition–in sequence to come from behind to kick Ayumu Hirano of Japan for a gold.
It was generally honeyed given that White had missed out on a award in 2014, after winning bullion in a dual prior winter Olympics. And generally moving given a fact that he was still recuperating from injuries he suffered in a training collision in New Zealand.
It was, we competence say, an bid demonstrating a full-hearted champion–who was apparently snowboarding with a full stomach.
I contend that since not prolonged before White took to a half pipe, reports flush that he had taken to a South Korean grill called Santa Burger Sunday, where a owners is apparently a large Shaun White fan.
There, he systematic a gimmick cheeseburger called a “Flying Tomato” (named after him, or during slightest a nickname he acquired early in his career, when his red hair was a small longer). It was labelled during a intentionally absurd cost of 1 million won (the homogeneous of about $920).
The burger apparently came with dual beef patties and dual forms of cheese, and dual duck wings on a side.
Obviously it didn’t unequivocally have any impact on his performance–except, I’m only going to say: if someone named a $1,000 sandwich after you, even as a joke, I’m going to gamble it would make we some-more confident.
“Is it real? This is Shaun White? It is not a dream?” owners Cha Gwen Sol exclaimed when White entered a shop, acccording to Reuters. “Shaun White tells me it is real. Oh my God, unbelievable.”
Despite a supposed cost tag, White got a burger for free. That’s generally tough since restaurants circuitously Phoenix Park, where snowboarding events are being held, including Santa Burger, contend a Olympic Games are murdering their businesses.
“With a slopes during a sleet park close to a public,” Reuters reported, “the circuitously vendors offered food and ski let apparatus are receiving small to no tradition from domestic tourism, customarily their pivotal patron base.”
By now of course, with nonetheless another bullion medal, a burger is substantially only a vanishing memory.
Far some-more vibrant: a correlation of branch dual 1440s back-to-back in sequence to wand off a plea from Hirano, who is 19, a age White was in his initial Olympics.
Hirano took silver, and Australian Scott James took bronze. Here’s a opening that hermetic it all for White.
REDEMPTION FOR SHAUN WHITE!
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 14, 2018