White fails to medal in halfpipe

Feb 11, 2014, 3:25 PM EST
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland celebrates after competing in the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Finals on day four of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 11, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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United States' top snowboarder, Shaun White, was going for a third straight gold medal at the Winter Olympics halfpipe event but finished in fourth place. The 27-year-old failed to medal for his country that has never been shut out of the event since its inception into the Olympics in 1998. Japanese snowboarders, Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka, won silver and bronze while the Russian-born Iouri Podladtchikov took home gold. 
 
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Iouri Podladtchikov takes gold