In the last two Winter Olympics, snowboarder Shaun White has taken home the gold medal in the men’s halfpipe. On Tuesday, he’ll look to make it three in a row.
The American reached the finals with the best score of any competitor in the qualifying round. White recorded a 95.25 in the first round at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. He’ll compete against five others for the gold medal.
White’s performance only helped his case for being the favorite in this event. It would be a major upset if the 27-year-old does not end the day with a victory. Bovada.lv has set his odds of winning the finals at 1/6. His Team USA teammate Danny Davis and Japanese snowboarder Ayumu Hirano are the favorites to win the silver and bronze. Their odds to win the gold are set at 7/1.
Tuesday’s event is White’s only chance to win a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Games. He originally entered the Winter Olympics looking to make history when he was set to compete in the slopestyle event. However, he withdrew from the competition two days before the opening ceremony.
The event won’t air live on TV. Instead, NBC is scheduled to broadcast the event in primetime at 8 p.m. ET. However, it’s still possible to see the event in real time. Viewers can watch an online stream of the men’s halfpipe finals, which is set to start at 12:30 p.m. ET, with NBC Live Extra.
Continue Reading Below