AP PHOTOS: Shaun White soars to gold in men's halfpipe

Shaun White, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Shaun White, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates his gold medal after the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeon

Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates his gold medal after the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeon

Gold medal winner Shaun White, of the United States, reacts after finishing his run during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018

Gold medal winner Shaun White, of the United States, reacts after finishing his run during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018

Gold medal winner Shaun White, of the United States, reacts after finishing his run during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018

Gold medal winner Shaun White, of the United States, reacts after finishing his run during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018

Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after his run during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olym

Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after his run during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olym

Gold medal winner Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates after the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Py

Gold medal winner Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates after the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Py

From left; Silver medal winner Ayumu Hirano, of Japan, gold medal winner Shaun White, of the United States, and bronze medal winner Scotty James, of A

From left; Silver medal winner Ayumu Hirano, of Japan, gold medal winner Shaun White, of the United States, and bronze medal winner Scotty James, of A

From left; Silver medal winner Ayumu Hirano, of Japan, gold medal winner Shaun White, of the United States, and bronze medal winner Scotty James, of A

From left; Silver medal winner Ayumu Hirano, of Japan, gold medal winner Shaun White, of the United States, and bronze medal winner Scotty James, of A

Shaun White, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Shaun White, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates his gold winning run during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics i

Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates his gold winning run during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics i

Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after his run during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olym

Shaun White, of the United States, celebrates winning gold after his run during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olym

Shaun White, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Shaun White, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Shaun White, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Shaun White, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White put down back-to-back 1440s Wednesday for the first time in his career on his way to winning a gold medal in the snowboarding halfpipe at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Here are some highlights of his historic day.