Team USA snowboarding legend Shaun White crashes out on final Olympic run

USA's Shaun White reacts after his final Olympic run in the men's snowboard halfpipe final at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
CNN  — 

United States snowboarding great Shaun White ended his legendary career with a disappointing finish in the men’s snowboard halfpipe final at the Beijing Olympic games on Friday.

White, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and snowboarding icon, appeared emotional after crashing out of his final run at Friday’s event at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou.

White, who just missed the podium for a fourth-place finish, nailed a frontside 1440 to open, but couldn’t land his next trick and skated to the bottom to applause from everyone in the crowd – fans, officials, journalists, other athletes, teams, and volunteers.

“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,” said the 35-year-old after the event, which he last week announced would be the last of his illustrious career.