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Jan 30, 2011 10:16 PM by Jordan Mason

White wins 4th straight pipe title at Winter X

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Shaun White has captured his fourth straight superpipe crown at the Winter X Games, holding off Scotty Lago by performing his signature trick, a difficult maneuver few can do.

White, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, cemented the win on his second run Sunday night, pulling out the Double McTwist 1260 in which he launches himself high above the pipe, then does two head-over-heels flips and 3½ rotations.

That was good enough to overtake Lago, who led after the first run despite competing with a broken jaw. Louie Vito was third.

White looked quite stylish, wearing a black leather jacket and skin-tight pants. His snowboarding was just as cutting edge as White showed why he's the undisputed king of the pipe, even if he's battling a cold.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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