Shaun's Prelim Pipe Party

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What better way to celebrate your gold medal in slope, your new record for most medals, your record number of golds, and record number of slopestyle golds than to win the pipe prelims, like, two hours later. It almost looked too easy for Shaun White tonight-huge airs, big spins, all the ingredients, all on point.

If White comes swinging tomorrow like he did tonight, it’s going to take an Obama-like performance from one of the other seven competitors-Kevin Pearce with perhaps the best shot-to bring him down. Although Pearce isn’t having the season he had last year, he did just beat White at the European Open.