Olympics: Stars Celebrate Shaun White's Third Gold Medal
"Hell yeyuhhhhhh," Victoria Justice tweeted.
Twitter erupted when Shaun White captured the third Olympic gold medal of his career in the snowboarding halfpipe competition in Pyeongchang on Tuesday.
The four-time Olympian, who placed fourth in Sochi in 2014 after a bad crash, beat out runner-ups Ayumu Hirano from Japan and Scotty James from Australia to win the gold with a 97.75 score. White led the competition in the first run, earning a 94.25 score after a sequence that included a frontside 1440 and a 1260. He fell behind Japan's Ayumu Hirano on his second run after a fall but made up for lost points with a near-flawless third run — and social media rejoiced alongside Team USA fans on the sidelines.
Skateboarder and fellow X-Games competitor Tony Hawk wrote, "congrats to @shaunwhite on a most legendary performance.I know how much it meant to you and how hard you worked for that last run."
"Nothing like a good comeback right??" another multi-Olympic ceremony alum, swimmer Michael Phelps, added.
Perhaps the most eloquent expression of support came from actress and singer Victoria Justice, who wrote, alongside a GIF, "Me watching Shaun White take the gold!!!! Hell yeyuhhhhhh #Murica."
See more reactions below.
SPOLIER ALERT: congrats to @shaunwhite on a most legendary performance.— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) February 14, 2018
I know how much it meant to you and how hard you worked for that last run.
We are all incredibly proud.
SHAUN WHITE don't know if I've ever been that on edge watching a gold medal run— Kelley O'Hara (@kohara19) February 14, 2018
#ShaunWhite just took a swig of the most intense pressure in the world and swallowed it like a cup of silky milk. Insane— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 14, 2018
Here we go!!!! #ShaunWhite— Carolyn Manno (@carolynmanno) February 14, 2018
comeback story of the Games... #ShaunWhite— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) February 14, 2018