Shaun White withdraws from Olympic slopestyle
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Shaun White is pulling out of the Olympic slopestyle contest to focus solely on winning a third straight gold medal on the halfpipe.
White issued a statement to the "Today" show, saying that after much deliberation, he decided to concentrate on one event.
The 27-year-old snowboarding star jammed his left wrist during slopestyle practice Tuesday and was among the several riders complaining about the unsafe conditions of the course.
In the statement, he says "the potential risk of injury is a bit too much for me to gamble my other Olympic goals on."
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
In budget crunch, state agencies leaving money unclaimed
Judges accused of wrongdoing to appear before the Supreme Court
Tornado victims counting on FEMA assistance; it's not coming
Lawmaker shelves bill to give police access to locked phones
First responders desribe Livingston crash as worst in decade