What Will Shaun White Do For a Living After His Retirement From Snowboarding at Beijing Winter Olympics 2022?

Published 02/11/2022, 11:19 PM EST

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American snowboarder Shaun White finally hung up his gloves after a final run at the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022. As White glided through the halfpipe, it was an emotional scene, as the world watched the three-time gold medallist on one final run.

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Sadly, Shaun finished fourth in the standings of the event, failing to reach the podium. In fact, even in the final run 2 event, Shaun only managed to clinch the fourth position.

Needless to say, White was unable to bag any medals at the 2022 Olympics, but his decorated career is not short of victories or historic achievements.

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With a storied career coming to an end, what will Shaun White move on to?

Shaun White is going to be keeping busy

Shaun White, now retired from snowboarding, is certainly not going to be keeping to himself on the couch. Despite calling it quits on his Olympian career, White definitely is going to have his hands full as he moves on to other things.

For starters, even before the Olympics started, popular streaming service Discovery+ gave the thumbs-up for a 3-part docuseries around Shaun White.

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The series would cover his childhood, his career as his legend grew, and his family. Of course, his phenomenal successes at the Olympics will also be a highlight of the show.

The docuseries would come out in late 2022 according to reports. Meanwhile, there is WHITESPACE, the 35-year-old’s own brand, that deals with activewear and snowboarding equipment.

The brand is fairly new, and as Shaun White puts his snowboard on the wall, he should have plenty of time to grow his brand. In fact, back in 2016, Shaun had also released WHT SPACE, which used to be a men’s clothing line. Now, it’s an apparel line for kids, which is also a part of his bigger brand WHITESPACE.

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The very first item by WHITESPACE was a black and white freestyle snowboard. The kicker? White signed and numbered these boards himself.

Furthermore, White also has a majority stake in Air+Style, a snowboarding music festival that he helped bring to Los Angeles. Suffice it to say, White’s to-do list is not getting shorter any time soon.

Girlfriend Nina Dobrev couldn’t be more proud of White

Shaun White’s romantic partner, popular American actress Nina Dobrev, penned a heartwarming and emotional message for him today.

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“Today we are celebrating you,” Nina wrote on Instagram. Dobrev lauded White for his hard work, passion, determination, talent, class, fearlessness, and courage. She also praised his would, his heart, and his legacy.

Dobrev wrote that she “couldn’t be more proud” of Shaun White. She lauded his achievements and accomplishments over the past two decades, “as a competitor and the man you have become,” read her message.

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“You are a true hero and you inspire me daily,” Dobrev wrote in her emotional message to Shaun. Moreover, she also mentioned how White isn’t just the G.O.A.T. of snowboarding (greatest of all time), but also the G.B.O.A.T, which would mean the greatest boyfriend of all time.

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Samarveer Singh is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a degree in English Literature and a diploma in Fitness Sciences and Training, Samarveer is obsessed with tennis and basketball. He is also an automotive writer at HotCars.
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