Road To The Olympic Games

Flawless: Shaun White's perfect score punches ticket to Olympics

Shaun White made the U.S. Olympic team in grand fashion — scoring a perfect 100 at the U.S. Grand Prix event to set himself up as a favourite to win a third gold medal.

American a favourite to win 3rd gold medal

Shaun White of the United States, pictured above at Copper Mountain in December, posted a perfect score on Saturday to take gold at a World Cup event. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Shaun White made the U.S. Olympic team in grand fashion — scoring a perfect 100 at the U.S. Grand Prix event to set himself up as a favourite to win a third gold medal.

The American won halfpipe World Cup gold and clinched a spot on the American Olympic team thanks to his flawless run at the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Snowmass, Colorado 2:27

White's winning run Saturday included two of the toughest tricks on the halfpipe — the Double McTwist 1260 that he patented and the frontside double cork 1440.

Spain's Queralt Castellet won the women's events, followed by Chloe Kim, Maddie Mastro and Kelly Clark.

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