Whilst all the recent Shaun White coverage (and quite rightly so) has been of him absolutely killing it and scoring a perfect 100 in Aspen, confirming qualification for his fourth Winter Olympics, what we don’t often see is the dedication, training, and crashes it takes when pushing the boundaries and competing at the highest level.
Previously unreleased footage from a crash in October of last year whilst training for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea was released by Yahoo Sports last week, resulting in 62 stitches and White taking a short break before coming back.
“I have never really had that much blood coming out of me before,” White said after falling attempting a cab double cork 1440.
Since then, White has podiumed at the first Grand Prix of the year in Copper, before failing to make finals at the 2017 Winter Dew Tour. And then, of course, he threw down that perfect run in Aspen yesterday, only the second perfect score of his career.