Winter Olympics 2018: History-maker White considering Summer Games entry

Shaun White accepted his status as the greatest snowboarder of all time after making history with a third Olympic gold medal, before pondering whether he can repeat his success at the Summer Games.

The American became the first snowboarder to earn three golds, with his men's halfpipe triumph at Pyeongchang following previous successes in 2006 and 2010.

And White was not looking to play down his achievements.

Asked if he is now the greatest snowboarder of all time, he responded: "Yeah, you can say that. I wouldn't disagree."

The 31-year-old is showing no signs of slowing, though, as he considers entering Tokyo 2020 as a skateboarder.

"I think I will carry on," he said. "My big choice now is whether to go for the Summer Games or not. I'm excited about it. The motivation will be there.

"It's something new, less gear, new competitors. I could be at home and compete. I really do think I could be competitive.

"It's like this muscle memory. A lot of tricks here are very similar to skateboarding. I really think I've got a great shot."

Reflecting on the moment his third gold was sealed with a score of 97.75 in the finals, White described a mix of emotions: "Oh man, that was awful and amazing at the same time.

"I knew I did a great run and I was proud of that and I could walk away with my head high, but when they announced my score and I'd won, it crippled me."

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