WATCH: Shaun White Suffers Horrific Training Accident Ahead Of Winter Olympics 2022

Published 10/28/2021, 10:00 AM EDT


After an exhilarating Summer Games in Tokyo, it’s time for the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February. With less than 100 days for the Olympics 2022, all the athletes are training harder to reach the apex. One of such sportspersons, Shaun White is also working hard to claim a feat this time.

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Shaun White is a professional snowboarder and skateboarder. In addition to this, he is also a very renowned musician. He’s been a consistent performer in his sport and has bagged several rewards for the same. The 35-year-old is, therefore, a proud owner of 3 Olympic golds in the event of half-pipe snowboarding. At the Winter Olympics in 2018, he left the whole world starstruck with his excellent performance. Now, with the new season coming up, the whole world is looking forward to more of such performances. However, he recently shared a video on his Instagram which has a lot of public attention.

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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)

White prepares for Winter Olympics 2022

Training for winter sports is undeniably very tough. However, the athletes put in their sweat and blood to train with all they have. However, not every training session goes successfully and according to the plan. There are times when one fails to accomplish certain tricks and moves, but that does not mean one should stop. Rather, it is an opportunity to dust yourself up and get back to the grind.

 

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White recently posted a video of himself, training for his upcoming season. Unfortunately, he got injured while doing so. In the video, he’s off to a smooth start on his snowboard. But, the second he takes a 360 turn while being on top of the edge, he hits himself badly on the face and slides down towards the bottom.

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After sharing this video, White has definitely made everyone a little scared about the injuries that take place while snowboarding. However, getting injured is a part and parcel of every sport.

Being a record holder for having the most number of Olympic golds in snowboarding as well as for having the most number of golds in X-Games is a pretty clear indicator of his experience and expertise in this sport. Perhaps, he might be used to coming across such serious injuries.

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Nevertheless, White still has time to recover and get back up. The Games begin on Friday, 4th February. What are your views about White’s performance?

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus. Representing India at the International Children's Games in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far.

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