“Proud of You”: Nina Dobrev Sends Heartfelt Message to Boyfriend Shaun White as Struggle for Beijing Olympics 2022 Continues

Published 12/21/2021, 7:30 AM EST


Winter Olympics icon, Shaun White has his eyes set on the goal for his fifth Olympic appearance in Beijing. However, the snowboarding star has been struggling to secure his berth.

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Albeit, Shaun is determined, as he has been dominating the sport for decades. In his tough times, his girlfriend, Nina Dobrev, has been his constant support, despite her hectic schedule.

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Nina Dobrev reacts to Shaun’s post

Shaun White has been snowboarding since he was six, and even at 35, he amazes the world with his majestic moves. One of the oldest snowboarders in the world, he is competing for his Beijing Olympics 2022 berth. Unfortunately, things haven’t gone his way till now, as he has failed to qualify so far. After finishing at the seventh position at Dew Tour, Shaun reflected on his performance and his way forward.

Shaun wrote, ”Well… not the exact result I wanted, but this is a step in the right direction… After all that, I was proud to put down a run. The road to the Olympics, or any goal for that matter, doesn’t always work out exactly as planned, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reach your destination. Thankful to be healthy and still doing what I love at 35!!”

 

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Shaun’s girlfriend and famous actor, Nina Dobrev, who is always supporting him, sent a heartfelt message to White. Nina wrote, ”Proud of you 🤍”

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What’s next for Shaun White?

Although his outings to date don’t look promising for his fifth Olympic appearance, it’s still not over for Shaun. White has one last chance to secure his historic Olympic berth. The Toyota US Grand Prix Mammoth Mountain, to be held in January 2022, will be the last Olympic Qualifier for the sport.

ASPEN, COLORADO – MARCH 21: Shaun White of the United States takes a training run for the men’s snowboard halfpipe final during Day 4 the Land Rover U.S. Grand Prix World Cup at Buttermilk Ski Resort on March 21, 2021 in Aspen, Colorado. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

White will have to make a strong comeback with his extra-ordinary moves to defeat his younger counterparts. Regardless of the results in Mammoth, Shaun’s determination and contribution to the sport is commendable. Undeniably, it will be an iconic moment for fans to witness Shaun’s last Olympic appearance in Beijing. Do you think Shaun will make it?

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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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