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Olympic Moments: Shaun White soars to gold and more

Day five of the games saw Shaun White reclaim his halfpipe title, winning Team USA's 100th Winter Olympics gold medal.

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Taking flight

Shaun White of the U.S. flies through the air during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Feb. 14.

White is now the first snowboarder to ever become a three-time Olympic champion.

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Big tricks

Shaun White rolls in the air during the final. 

White landed back-to-back 1440s as part of a final run that knocked Japan's Ayumu Hirano out of the top spot.

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Soaring high

Twelve years after winning his first gold medal at the 2006 Torino Games, Shaun White is also the first American man to win the same individual event at three different Winter Olympics.

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Triumph

Shaun White, 31, celebrates his victory.

He won his first gold medal at 19. 

 

 

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Emotional victory

Shaun White is overcome with emotion during the victory ceremony. 

White's quest for a third gold medal followed a disappointing result at the last Olympics, where he finished fourth and lost his Olympic title to Switzerland's Iouri Podladtchikov.

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Family and friends

Shaun White is surrounded by supporters, including his sister and his father, right. 

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Figure skating

Nicole Della Monica and Matteo Guarise of Italy compete during the pair's short Program.

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Ice hockey

Slovakia's Tomas Syrovy takes a hit from Russia's Artyom Zub's, right, in the men's preliminary round.

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Luge

Team USA's Justin Krewson and Andrew Sherk compete in the doubles luge.

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Nordic combined

Taylor Fletcher of the U.S. competes in a jumping trial. The Nordic combined is comprised of two portions: ski jumping and later in the day, cross-country.

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Ice hockey

Japan warms up prior to the women's ice hockey preliminary round group B game between Korea and Japan.

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Speed skating

Spectators arrive for the women's 1,000-meter race.

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Skeleton

Latvia's Martins Dukurs cruises through a turn in a multiple-exposure photo during his men's skeleton training session.

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Nordic combined

Eric Frenzel of Germany celebrates as he crosses the line to win gold during the 10 kilometer cross-country race.

The Nordic combined is comprised of two portions: ski jumping and later in the day, cross-country.

 

 

 

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Skeleton

Latvia's Lelde Priedulena on the course during the women's skeleton training session.

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Nordic combined

Ernest Yahin of Olympic Athletes from Russia competes in the ski-jumping portion of the competition. 

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Figure skating

Wenjing Sui and Cong Han of China hug on the ice after their routine at the pair skating short program event.

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Nordic combined

Kristjan Ilves of Estonia competes in the ski-jumping portion of the event.  

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Ice hockey

Alina Muller of Switzerland celebrates after scoring a goal against Sweden during the women's ice hockey preliminary round group B game.

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Figure skating

Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander Enbert of Olympic Athletes from Russia compete during the pair skating short program.

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Nordic combined

Jarl Magnus Riiber of Norway, Akito Watabe of Japan, Lukas Klapfer of Austria, Eric Frenzel of Germany in action during the Nordic combined normal hill and 10-kilometer cross country race.

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Skeleton

Barrett Martineau of Canada starts his practice run for the men's skeleton training session.

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Park Seung-hi of South Korea and Gabriele Hirschbichler of Germany race at the women's speed skating 1000-meter competition.

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