Shaun White fails to medal in halfpipe

February 12, 2014 / Written By Fox News

Krasnaya Polyana, Russia ( - Odd that a rider as tuned-in as Shaun White is to what it takes to win the Olympic halfpipe would be beaten by a man they call "iPod."
But it wasn't just Iouri Podladtchikov, the Russian-born snowboarder who rides for Switzerland, who kept White off the podium on Tuesday.
He was also beaten by 15-year-old Ayumu Hirano and 18-year-old Taku Hiraoka of Japan.
White failed to medal in the men's halfpipe, finishing two points out of medal contention in fourth place to miss a chance to complete what would have been a first-of-its-kind Olympic three-peat.
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