Every single year I come here to see how much the Chinese team has grown and developed.”
I am sure they’ll be incredible.”
Meanwhile, the three-time Olympic halfpipe gold medalist believes the future’s bright for Chinese snowboarding despite a disappointing showing at the Bird’s Nest, where none of the seven home riders qualified for a final.
“Every single year I come here to see how much the Chinese team has grown and developed,” White said.
“I heard some riders were injured during the competition. It’s a tough lesson to learn when you get injured.
“A lot of times you come back from injury stronger and more determined. That’s what the Chinese team can do.
“They just need to stay focused, believe they can do it and keep getting better. It’s gonna pay off.”
White became the first male American to take gold at three Winter Olympics earlier this year in Pyeongchang, after previously winning the men’s halfpipe at the Turin Games in 2006, and in Vancouver in 2010.
Air+Style Beijing, which debuted in 2010 and was upgraded last year to FIS-A status, was the third stop on the Big Air World Cup this season, featuring over 70 athletes from 23 countries and regions.