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White cruises through halfpipe qualifying

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  • Shaun White of the United States competes during the men's snowboard halfpipe qualifying session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

      Shaun White of the United States competes during the men's snowboard halfpipe qualifying session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Shaun white had no problem with the olympic halfpipe and took the first step toward his third straight gold medal tuesday, scoring a 95.75 on his first run to lead all qualifiers and advance to the final. a number of riders said the halfpipe was running slow due to warm temperatures, but that some of the problems they faced with the shape of the pipe in training had been improved.

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