“It Worked!”- Shaun White Reveals an Insane Life Hack on Vending Machines in USA

Published 12/28/2021, 9:00 AM EST
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Medal Plaza on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)


The Winter Olympics champion, Shaun White, is best known for his insane tricks on the snow that stun the world so often. Notably, the snowboarder now has a vending machine trick as well, which will surely surprise his fans.

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Despite his desire to appear in the Summer Olympics, Shaun couldn’t reach the skateboarding Olympic events; however, White was still present at the Tokyo Olympic Games, and he has something to share from his time in Japan.

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Shaun White reveals a big secret about vending machines

Shaun was present at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics earlier this year, to support and cheer for team USA. Notably, after he returned from Tokyo, Shaun had some Japanese currency left with him. The three-time Olympic gold medalist thought of using the money back home in the US, and it somehow worked for him.

BARDONECCHIA, ITALY. SUNDAY, FEBUARY 12, 2006. The mens Winter Olympic snowboard half pipe contest . American Shaun White of Carlsbad, CA winner of the the gold medal lets out a whoop of joy as he holds a flag on the podium afterwards. (DENVER POST PHOTO BY CYRUS MCCRIMMON cell: in italia 001 39 3346 318 444)

Shaun revealed his ‘Greatest Moment of 2021’ on social media, and this might be a huge hack for the American audience. White revealed, ”It was more of a life hack, I was flying home from Japan, I was just at the Olympics, and I got to the United States and had all these Japanese change on me still. And I thought, what if this works, so I went up to one of the vending machines and I put in a 10 Yen coin, and it worked! As a quarter. 10 Yen, a coin is around 1 cent in the US, so I am just saying. I am not telling you to do this? I’m just letting you know.”

Well, if you ever visit Japan and come back home with some leftover currency, you know where to use it the best.

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White entering into a ‘Do or Retire’ situation in Japan

On the business end, Shaun White has been competing for his potentially last Olympic games in 2022. Earlier White had hinted at Beijing Olympics (if he qualifies) being the last mega games of his career. Notably, White is yet to qualify for the event and has just one last chance left. In January, White will battle for his berth at the US Grand Prix 2022.

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)

Shaun has the tricks and skills on his side. However, age seems to be a barrier for him; especially going against young blood who can easily do the tricks that took him years to perfect. Do you think the snow king will qualify for a historical fifth appearance in 2022?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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