This isn’t the first time I’ve linked to this video, but I can’t post about skiing/snowboarding without bringing up Shaun White’s Double McTwist 1260 and his gold medal halfpipe run from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

At this competition, each competitor was allowed 2 runs, and it was their best score of the two that counted. This was Shaun’s second run of the night, and he was the very last to go. His first run was already so good he was secured the gold medal. So, for this final run of the competition he didn’t need to play it safe — he could do whatever he wanted. And he did.

This is one of my personal all-time favorite Olympic moments. So electric.

December 7, 2012