Shaun White to Retire From Competition After Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

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Shaun White
Any excuse to pull out this photo from the archives. Shaun White

Shaun White, 35, announced his retirement this weekend by saying that this will not only be his last Olympics but the last competition he enters. He put his decision down to several injuries accumulating over time.

“I think this will be my last, well, it will be my last competition, which is pretty special, too.”

– Shaun White

White watched on in Austria last fall as his competitors were pulling off tricks he could no longer do due to a sore knee, sore ankle, and a back injury.

“I was in Austria. The pipe wasn’t in the best conditions. I had this ankle issue which prevented me from competing further at the Mammoth qualification. I had this knee issue from where I had surgery in the summer before, and I injured my back working out randomly.”

– Shaun White

But before retiring, he will try to win one last medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

White is a five-time Olympian and a three-time Olympic gold medalist in half-pipe snowboarding. He holds the world record for the most X-Games gold medals and most Olympic gold medals by a snowboarder and has also won 10 ESPY Awards throughout his career in various categories.

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