Shaun White ‘resplendent horrific’ in first skateboard bowl contest

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Shaun White ‘resplendent horrific’ in first skateboard bowl contest

Shaun White failed to qualify for the 15-man semifinals in his first skateboard contest in years and his first ever in the bowl layout. The three-time Olympic halfpipe champion is seeing that a Tokyo 2020 run in the new summer time Olympic recreation.

White competed at a crimson Bull event in Marseille on Saturday. Highlights are right here.

“I did amazing awful but changed into just a little expecting that for my first bowl contest ever,” was posted on White’s sociable media. “Gotta launch somewhere, and that i’m excited for the subsequent comp in Sweden this week.”

White, who turned 32 on Monday, has said for years he was intrigued by using Olympic skateboarding, which become added to the video games software two years in the past.

White earned 5 X games skateboard medals between 2005 and 2011, but all of these came in vert, which is not on the Olympic program.

If White makes a 2020 Olympic run, it’ll likely come in park comparable to bowl in preference to road, the different Olympic experience.

“actually, i’m right here to peer how things go,” White noted in Marseille, in response to Agence France-Presse. “I haven’t made a decision both approach on 2020, I just figured, are looking to have some fun, skateboard, come to France and then with a bit of luck make a decision come new 12 months if I’m really going to move for it or not.”

The U.S. can qualify a optimum of three guys and three women per Olympic skateboarding event. Olympic qualifying is in 2019 and 2020.

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. redbull bowl rippers contest qualifying was nowadays … I did graceful horrific 😂 however became slightly expecting that for my first bowl contest ever. Gotta inaugurate someplace and i’m excited for the next comp. Congrats to the entire skaters that killed it these days, super inspiring!! pic.mhaBMprAVJH

— Shaun White shaunwhite September 2, 2018