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American two-times Olympic champion Shaun White said he is proud to have inspired his rivals after he qualified first in the snowboarding men's halfpipe of the PyeongChang Winter Games at the Phoenix Snow Park on Tuesday.

Shaun White led the way, but Australia's Scotty James and Japan's Ayumu Hirano showed why they're considered gold medal contenders as well.

Last month double Olympic halfpipe champion White made headlines when he earned a ideal 100 score at the US Grand Prix to qualify for a fourth Games in PyeongChang.

Though no longer sporting his signature flowing, red locks, White is back on board after a disappointing 4th place finish in the 2014 Sochi Games. James answered with 96.75, which White then topped.

"That", snowboarder Rakai Tait of New Zealand said, "was as close to ideal as you can get".

Australian teammate Kent Callister also earned a spot in the final thanks to a stellar second run score of 77 which landed him in 12th spot.

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Too late, folks, he has already been to the restaurant and had one for himself. White received 100 at the U.S. Grand Prix on January 13, a score that is only given to the final rider if warranted to leave judges with room to maneuver in a sport without start values. "I always mention [White] when others seemed anxious and it instantly helped", said Brown. The final will also include Americans Ben Ferguson, Chase Josey, and Jake Pates.

White's fans held their collective breath last week when he suffered a crash that required nine stitches.

"I was stoked to put that run down", White told NBC following his performance.

"I've had a insane couple of seasons standing on a lot of podiums but this one is very sentimental and I get to fly the Australian flag as high as I can".

"I'm like "OK, if we're going there, we're going there". He lost his Olympic title four years ago to Switzerland's Iouri Podladtchikov, who was unable to compete in PyeongChang due to a recent injury. "I gotta just let it happen and I did". And now coming into this one I have faith that it's going to be great.

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