Any of us who were watching TV last night will know that Shaun White was successfully able to defend his Olympic gold metal. As he usually does Shaun put on quite a show for millions of people. Fellow American team mate Scotty Lago threw down a run with mad style and brought home a bronze. And Peetu Piiroinen representing the Finland team put down a run worthy of Olympic silver.
Shaun actually won the gold with his first run in the finals as no one was able to beat his initial score. He was then left with a victory lap at the end where he put down his ever popular new move the Big Mac (double McTwist 1260) and actually upped his score. When discussing what to do for this victory lap his coach Bud Keene let a couple “naughty” words fly which NBC was lucky enough to pick up live. Oops… Hopefully every little ear was ear muffed at that moment.
Peetu has been a halfpipe competitor that has had eyes on him for some time, and everyone knew that he would be a big threat coming in to the Olympics. Peetu proved he had the stuff when he took first in halfpipe in the Burton European Open and now here at the Olympics he showed the world he is top world class pipe rider.
Scotty Lago had a huge following coming into the Olympics. So many people were pulling for him to make the team in the Grand Prix because he was praised for having the best style along with huge amplitude tricks. He put all that down in Vancouver last night and dedicated his bronze medal run to his Frends Kevin Pearce and Danny Davis.
Shaun and Scotty both made an appearance on the Today Show, and TransWorld has posted the two sections you can see HERE.