12 Feb 2014

White finishes 4th in Olympic halfpipe

9:14 am on 12 February 2014

The Swiss snowborader Iouri Podladtchikov has won the gold medal in the men's halfpipe at the Sochi Winter Olympics, depriving American Shaun White of a third successive title.

Russian-born Podladtchikov put in a stunning second run to finish ahead of 15-year-old Ayumu Hirano of Japan with his 18-year-old compatriot Taku Hiraoka taking bronze.

White finished fourth.