Shaun White tops semifinals at Burton US Open in Vail

Shaun White tops semifinals at Burton US Open in Vail
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By John LaConte

VAIL — We may not see much of Shaun White in competition these days, but when he does make an appearance, he puts on quite a show.Landing the two highest scored halfpipe runs of the day at the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships semifinals, White qualified for Saturday’s finals with authority. And White’s main competition for the win is already out of the way, as Japan’s Ayumu Hirano failed to make finals.Competing against 30 other snowboarders in a best of two-run show, White’s runs were both scored in the 90s on a 100-point scale, with judges evaluating amplitude, trick difficulty, …

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