Five Olympics. Three gold medals. There are endless hairstyles. Many thanks for these memories. Shaun White!
On Feb. 5, the U.S. athlete and world’s most famous snowboarder officially announced he will be retiring from competitive snowboarding after the current 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
White stated that “This all has had its incredible glow to every single determination and every single contest because I’ve determined this will be the last Olympics,” at the press conference for the men’s halfpipe snowboard, which was held in Zhangjiakou. I’ve done everything. It was not an easy journey. But I believe I have gotten stronger and more successful through it all.”
The 35-year-old’s final time competing begins in men’s halfpipe Feb. 8 (11:35 p.m. E.T. on NBC and Peacock), with White attempting to become the first athlete in any sport at the Olympic Winter Games to win four gold medals in the same individual event.
We are going to be cheering him on, by taking a look back at all his hairstyles throughout the years. His sometimes reddened locks have often reached as high as his ski slopes. And though he is currently rocking a shorter ‘do—with girlfriend Nina Dobrev serving as his quarantine hairstylist—White seems to be contemplating a return to his old look, asking on Instagram, “What do you think? Do I need to grow it out?