Born In: San Diego, California, United States
Shaun White is an American professional snowboarder, skateboarder, actor, and musician. Over the years, he has won three ‘Olympic’ gold medals for the US. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Shaun grew up loving snowboarding. Soon, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk discovered Shaun and befriended him. Under Tony’s mentorship, Shaun grew up to become an extremely talented snowboarder and skateboarder. Since childhood, he had developed a keen interest in snowboarding, following in his elder brother’s footsteps, and by the time he was thirteen, he had won several honors and medals in the game. In 2003, Shaun entered the ‘Winter X Games’ and performed excellently, thereby gaining the attention of the entire country. He qualified for the 2006 ‘Winter Olympics’ and earned a gold medal in the halfpipe event. He won the ‘Olympic’ gold again in 2010. In the 2018 ‘Winter Olympics,’ he won the third gold of his career. He also ventured into films and entertainment. He has appeared in films such as ‘Friends with Benefits’ and ‘Cloud 9.’ He also happens to be a guitarist and is associated with the band ‘Bad Things.’
Also Known As: Shaun Roger White
mother: Cathy White
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Irish American, Italian American
U.S. State: California
City: San Diego, California
By the age of thirteen, he had begun participating in several snowboarding competitions and was on a winning spree. At the age of fourteen, he finally turned professional. Around this time, snowboarding officially entered the ‘Olympics’ as a sport. The stage was set for Shaun, and he was eager to exhibit his talent on a global stage.
Shaun participated in the ‘Winter X Games’ in 2002, and won medals every time he competed in the event. By 2013, he had won thirteen gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals in the snowboard slopestyle event. He did not lose a competition until 2007.
He participated in the ‘Winter Olympics’ for the first time in 2006, and competed in the halfpipe event. However, Shaun’s performance was not too brilliant. His average performance almost forced him out of the competition, but he soon picked himself up and ended up winning the gold medal
At the 2009 ‘Winter X Games,’ Shaun won another gold medal in the superpipe event after a highly controversial final, where the judges could not decide between him and Kevin Pearce. The gold eventually went to Shaun, as he had been more technical in his attempts in the halfpipe event. In the slopestyle event, Shaun won the gold, which was his first gold medal in the event after two straight years of winning the bronze.
In 2013, he started dating Sarah Barthel of the music band ‘Phantogram.’ Since 2020, he has been dating actress and model Nina Dobrev.
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