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Shaun White Flounders at Sochi

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The King of the Halfpipe reigns no longer. Long-time Olympian Shaun White faltered on both his halfpipe finals on Tuesday, landing in fourth place behind a Swiss snowboarder and two Japanese contenders. He got off to a bad start, falling twice in the first run. White spent the past year training for the slopestyle event, but pulled out during training last week due to concerns over the safety of the run, and decided to focus on the halfpipe.