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Swiss rider Iouri Podladtchikov won the gold today in Men’s Snowboarding Halfpipe. On his second run, the rider known as I pod landed a cab double cork 1440, which he named the Yolo flip. The judges rewarded him with a score of 94.75, putting him in first.
Ayumu Hirano, a 15-year-old phnom from Japan, won silver with a score of 93.5. Japan’s Taku Hiraoka took bronze.
Snowboarding superstar , Shuan White, fell twice on his first run in the Olympic halfpipe final after getting a huge straight air to start his run.