Is Shaun White Going To The Beijing Winter Olympics 2022?

Published 11/21/2021, 3:08 PM EST
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of USA takes 1st place during the Snowboarding Men’s Halfpipe Finals at Pheonix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Laurent Salino/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)


Shaun White is considered one of the finest snowboarders of his time. The 3 time Olympic Gold Medallist holds the world for the maximum gold medals in X games. He is also the snowboarder with the most Olympic medals.

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The 2022 Winter Olympics will witness the most experienced athletes around the world. The Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, the trials for which will begin in December 2021 itself.

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Now, the real question is whether the most experienced snowboarder Shaun White will be participating in the Winter Olympics.

So proud: Shaun White to represent the USA for the 5th time in Winter Olympics

According to the reports, White has already started preparing for Winter Olympics 2022. Shaun White is one of the most feared competitors because he is the most experienced. This will be White’s 5th Olympics.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States celebrates during the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

White took to his Instagram account to show off some insane skills while practicing for the qualifiers. White is super excited to be competing for the 5th time, a commendable achievement.

“Been putting in work for this upcoming season. I can’t believe the Olympic qualifying is only three weeks away! So proud to still be competing in a sport I love and excited at the chance to represent @TeamUSA for the 5th time possibly!!,” posted White.

 

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White also revealed how each Olympics is a different experience for him, and full of different challenges.

“It’s living. It’s great and usually, there’s something amazing at the end, win or lose. I’m excited about the journey of it all,” said White.

White revealed that he gets to learn new tricks at every Olympics. Even though there are ups and downs, it’s a fulfilling journey.

White talks about his mental health issues

Recently, Shaun White also revealed his mental health issues. He said that after athletes like Simone Biles talked about the topic openly, he got the courage to speak about his issues. Before that, he went through it all alone.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of the United States celebrates after his third run during the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

He revealed he hadn’t talked about these struggles for a long time since his childhood.

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However, nowadays he just prefers to talk about it. He no longer pretends in believing it’s not happening.

Having other athletes talk about it was really inspiring to me, so then I started talking about it, because it affects us all, even people outside of athletics. Nowadays, I just talk about it. I just bring it up. I don’t pretend it’s not happening,” said White.

Mental health is a major issue that affects athletes worldwide. However, they are not encouraged to speak about it openly and this takes a huge toll on their health and well-being.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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