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Shaun White – Defying Gravity

The face of winter sports success in America is unbeatable in the halfpipe and remarkable in the air. Shaun White has proved his mettle in snowboarding and skateboarding, emerging as the sports superstar. Early Life The two-time Olympic gold medallist was born to Cathy and Roger White in San Diego, California. As a child, he went through two open-heart surgeries to correct a heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot. Surfing and skateboarding were a part of Shaun’s adventures as he grew up in California. In addition to these, winters were usually spent skiing at Bear Mountain and Okemo Mountain. He enjoyed living life on the edge, so at the age of six, Cathy introduced him to the board and found that he was able ...

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