Ev­ery sin­gle year I come here to see how much the Chi­nese team has grown and de­vel­oped.”

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - 11 Sports -

Shaun White,

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.

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