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Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Shaun White has first perfect score in Winter X Games history (video)


Shaun White was sheer perfection in the snowboard superpipe finals Sunday. (AARON ONTIVEROZ / AP)
So much for Shaun White’s gimpy ankle.

He managed two firsts — the first perfect 100 in Winter X Games history and his fifth consecutive gold medal in snowboard superpipe Sunday night in Aspen, Colo.

“It's unreal. I've been wanting that 100 forever. Thank you so much, everybody tonight,” White, a two-time Olympic halfpipe gold medalist, said (via ESPN). “I came here on a mission: I couldn't compete in slope [the slope style event, because of a sprained ankle] and it kind of broke me. I didn't know what to do. I was sitting around icing my ankle wondering if I could even ride tonight, and I kind of took out a little bit of that anxiety and anger that I couldn't compete in slope in the pipe tonight.”

Video after the jump.

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