Shaun White Withdraws from Olympic Slopestyle Event

Via: TV Guide

Shaun White | Photo Credits: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Snowboarder Shaun White has pulled out of the slopestyle event at theSochi Olympics, citing risk of injury.

“After much deliberation with my team, I have made the decision to focus solely on trying to bring home the third straight gold medal in halfpipe for Team USA,” White told Today in a statement“The difficult decision to forego slopestyle is not one I take lightly as I know how much effort everyone has put into holding the slopestyle event for the first time in Olympic history, a history I had planned on being a part of.”

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