You must know Shaun White or at least have heard of him as the flying tomato.
He’s an American professional snowboarder and skateboarder and twice won the Olympics gold medals.
Yesterday he won again! Snapping up the gold medal in the Men’s Half Pipe competition after pulling off a never before seen trick now named the Tomahawk. Videos of his outstanding performance are already in high demand through search engines, making White even more of a legend just a day after grabbing the gold.
Videos of it are on Youtube in a bad quality though but its still becoming viral.
Here’s one for you,
Later today the Olympic cauldron will be lit in Vancouver to launch the opening of the 21st Winter Olympics. This major international multi-sport and nationalities will be held from the 12th to the 28th of february.
In the next week, 5,000 athletes from 80 different countries will be competing in 15 events.
Britain has 52 athletes taking part in these Olympics which hasn’t happened since 1992. Hopefully we can improve on their medal total of zero!
This year though Britain is expecting other results with its two major world champions, David Murdoch for the the men’s curling team and the bobsleigh pairing of Nicola Minichiello and Gillian Cooke.
Britain also has a lot of expectations upon Zoe Gillings, top-ranked at snowsport, who is aiming to become Britain’s first medallist in the snowboard cross.
A lot of excitement and medal prospects these Games for Britain.
Here’s hoping for success as long as the snow falls!