Shaun White wins gold medal: USA’s history at Winter Olympics

By: AP | Pyeongchang |
Published: February 14, 2018 11:01 am

Shaun White of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in men’s halfpipe finals. (AP Photo)

In fitting fashion, America’s 100th Winter Olympics gold medal will be draped around the neck of one of their most decorated athletes. Snowboarding great Shaun White earned the milestone medal for the US on Wednesday by throwing down a spectacular final run in the men’s halfpipe. It’s the third career gold for White and makes him the first American man to win gold at three separate Winter Olympics.

It’s taken the United States 94 years to reach 100 winter golds, and they are only the second country to get there. They trail Norway, which started Wednesday with 121. Germany is third with 92. Here’s a look at how America got to the gold century mark:

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