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Shaun White's Double McTwist and Olympic Gold

The Vancouver Olympics snowboarding competition broke records and made history. Snowboarder Shaun White succeeded in defying gravity, amazing spectators, and securing the U.S. 5th Gold medal. The event occurred yesterday at Cypress Mountain, British Columbia. White secured the title of "one of the most dominant Olympians in history" as well. His first routine sent him airborne, to great heights, and performing acrobatics, evoking spectators to suddenly gasp and then fall absolutely silent.

In the half pipe competition, White won "back to back" Olympic gold and executed his signature move, the "Double McTwist 1260." This trick requires so much skill that no other Olympian can perform it. It involves "two off-axis backflips while doing 3.5 full rotations, all in one jump." The manuever is so difficult that White saved it for his last competition. He said after the race, when questioned why he attempted the "Double McTwist 1260" that he "just felt like I didn't come all the way to Vancouver not to pull out the big guns. I put down the tricks I've worked so hard on."

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