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Posted on: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Winter Olympics spoiler alert: Shaun White results in men's halfpipe


By EDDIE PELLS
AP National Writer

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Shaun White of the USA competes in the men's halfpipe at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

MARK J. TERRILL | Associated Press

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Click here for the results of the finals of the Vancouver Olympics snowboard halfpipe.

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia Shaun White has defended his Olympic title in men's halfpipe, defeating Finland's Peetu Piiroinen to give the United States its third gold medal of the day.

White secured the win on his first run Wednesday night without trying his signature trick, the Double McTwist 1260, then did it on his victory lap for a winning score of 48.4.

American Scotty Lago took bronze to give the United States multiple podiums in three straight Olympics. The American men and women have taken 12 of the 21 halfpipe medals awarded since the sport came to the Olympics in 1998.