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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 04: Shaun White of the United States hikes up the course during Snowboard Slopestyle practice at the Extreme Park at Rosa Khutor Mountain ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Shaun White withdraws from slopestyle event in Sochi

Yahoo Sports

Shaun White has withdrawn from the slopestyle event in Sochi, according to a statement given to The Today Show.

“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 said in a statement, according to The Today Show. “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 part of.”
Jay Busbee