Shaun White's Emotional Farewell
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NPR - Shaun White, the only snowboarder to win three Olympic gold medals, said farewell to his storied Olympic career this week, proving that at 35 he's still among the world's elite snowboarders. The man who fiercely shredded halfpipes openly shed tears on the snow, saying he was proud of his effort despite falling short in his attempt to win a fourth gold medal. "A lot of emotions are hitting me right now — the cheering from the crowd, some kind words from my fellow competitors at the bottom. I'm so happy," White said after his final run in the Beijing Games. "Snowboarding, thank you. It's been the love of my life."