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(Olympics) U.S. becomes second country with 100 Winter Olympic gold medals

2018/02/14 15:47

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SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb. 14 (Yonhap) -- U.S. snowboarder Shaun White bagged his third Olympic gold medal in the men's halfpipe at PyeongChang on Wednesday, raising the total number of Winter Olympic gold medals held by his home country to 100.

White, 31, won the medal at Phoenix Snow Park in the Olympics host town of PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul, with the top score of 97.75 points.

His victory made the United States the second country in the world to win 100 gold medals in the Winter Games following Norway, which had 118 gold medals by the end of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Before PyeongChang, the U.S. had 96 gold medals in the Winter Games. Norway has added three more gold medals in PyeongChang so far.

U.S. snowboarder Shaun White poses for a photo during the flower ceremony after winning the gold medal in the men's halfpipe of the Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park in PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Yonhap) U.S. snowboarder Shaun White poses for a photo during the flower ceremony after winning the gold medal in the men's halfpipe of the Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park in PyeongChang, some 180 kilometers east of Seoul, on Feb. 14, 2018. (Yonhap)

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