February 12, 2006 - Posted at 1:17 p.m. CST
BARDONECCHIA, Italy (AP) _ The Flying Tomato needed just one
Snowboarding superstar Shaun White grabbed the gold medal in the
men's halfpipe at the Winter Olympics, leading a one-two U-S sweep
of the top two spots. Danny Kass took the silver behind the
Markuu Koski of Finland prevented the U-S from sweeping the top
three spots for the second straight Olympics.
White soared to a winning score of 46-point-eight on his first
run of the finals. Having clinched the gold before his final run,
White cruised through a celebratory victory run to close out the
Kass was also the silver medalist in Salt Lake City.