Shaun White Crash
The slopes of Buttermilk Mountain were not very forgiving to this years competitors of the 2010 Winter X Games.
In this stunning and graphic video you will see Shaun White’s face meet the ice in a practice run while attempting a double Mctwist 1260 in the superpipe.
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But despite this skull-jarring mishap, Shaun White received what a Winter X Games doctor called a thorough medical evaluation before he was cleared to head back down the superpipe; not only to complete his practice runs, but to ultimately capture his third X Games Title! Until Shaun stomped his final run in the Men’s SuperPipe, nobody had ever won back-to-back-to-back golds!
Showing no signs of concussion, White was cleared to compete, and he went out and did the Double McTwist 1260 to win his third straight championship in the biggest halfpipe event this side of the Olympics — with the torch lighting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, just two weeks away…
It only leaves us guessing:
What will Shaun White bring to the Olympics?
On Thursday, the X Games medical staff did shut things down for Aussie snowboarder Torah Bright after she suffered her second concussion in three days. Bright is also expected to be a medal contender in Vancouver.
Bright is hardly alone. The tight-knit snowboard community has been rocked by injuries during the march to next month’s Games. Up until Thursday morning’s qualifying round in Aspen, Bright was the only woman practicing the famed “double cork.” The new move, a dizzying blend of off-axis flips and spins, is the buzz of the snowboarding world leading into the Olympics.
While Bright’s concussion Thursday was not the result of a failed double cork, she has taken a few licks trying them. And whether or not she’ll have the nerve to keep it into her Olympic routine is, at least for now, in doubt.