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Snowboarder White crashes during Sochi qualification


Snowboarder White crashes during Sochi qualification


Snowboarding great Shaun White, suffered a bad fall on Thursday during qualification for the United States slopestyle team.

The two time Olympic gold medalist had already completed several tricks in a bid to secure his place at Sochi, when he crashed face first into the snow.

White was seen lying motionless as it took minutes for medical personnel to reach him. He eventually managed to get to his feet and leave the run unaided.

After managing to fully recover, the 27 year old later returned to the slopes to guarantee an Olympic spot.

2014’s Sochi winter games are set to kick off in Russia next month.

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