Iouri Podladtchikov, 25, representing Switzerland claimed the Olympic gold medal in Men’s Halfpipe on Tuesday.
Shaun White of the United States was the last snowboarder down the halfpipe but could not break into the medals after a sloppy set of runs. White, 27, had won the last two Olympic gold medals in Men’s halfpipe.
White had been the gold standard in the sport with his reign over the X Games halted this year only by his decision to focus on the Olympics. Prior to the Olympics, White abandoned plans of competing in the Snowboarding Slopestyle.
Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka of Japan claimed the silver and bronze medals.
American’s Danny Davis and Gregory Bretz finished tenth and twelfth, respectively.