Gold Medalist Shaun White Already Mulling 2014 Olympics

Celebrity News Feb. 19, 2010 AT 5:06PM
Gold Medalist Shaun White Already Mulling 2014 Olympics Credit: Christopher Polk/WireImage.com

Shaun White is up for a hat trick!

The star snowboarder -- who won his second men's halfpipe gold medal on Wednesday -- appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday. Oprah Winfrey had personally requested the iconic sportsman to appear on her show following his Vancouver triumph.

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White, 23, admitted to Winfrey that he's thought "a little bit" about a third Olympic run at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. (The redhead won his first gold medal at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy.)

"Why would I not want to experience this again?" White, a.k.a. the "Flying Tomato" and "The Animal" said.

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The athlete won his second gold with a remarkable trick known as the Double McTwist 1260 -- two board-over-heard-flips inside of 3.5 turns.

The redheaded San Diego, Calif. native was inspired to try the daredevil move after a wiping out during practice at January's Winter X Games.

"I'll be a guy to not give up, to not quit easily. I got back up," he explained.

 

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