SHAUN WHITE WINS BEST MALE ATHLETE AT 2018 ANOC AWARDS (VIDEO)
The legend of Shaun White continues to grow. Including three Olympic gold medals, 15 X Games championships and consideration as the greatest snowboarder of all-time, the excellent career of White has now been recognized by the Association of National Olympic Committees. The curling team of the United States and the Olympic Committee of Ecuador were also recognized for their success at PyeongChang 2018.
On Wednesday evening in Tokyo, the ANOC Awards brought together Olympic stars from across the globe to celebrate the achievement of every continent at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.
It was here where Shaun White of the United States, dressed to the nines for the awards gala, was recognized for winning his third Olympic gold medal in PyeongChang, and the 100th for Team USA at the Winter Olympic Games. White became the first snowboarder in history to achieve this feat, catching the attention of the entire world, especially those of the ANOC Awards committee.
White was honored with the the Best Male Athlete of PyeongChang award in recognition of his unprecedented Olympic success.
“This award is amazing. I’m proud of my performance in Korea. It was one of the greatest moments of my career and in my life. My friends were there, the entire world was watching on television, and it was my moment to shine and I did. And I’m still receiving awards for it so it’s very special, I’m very proud of that,” White told Panam Sports on the red carpet after receiving the award.
But White isn’t done yet! Already the most decorated snowboarder in history, White has set his sights on competing at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics as a skateboarder.
In an interview with Panam Sports he confirmed his interest to participate in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games and will try to qualify for Tokyo 2020.
“Lima, I would love to be there. It will be amazing. I have been skateboarding professionally professional since I was 16 years old. I love skateboarding. Now the Olympics are taking on skateboarding and I want to compete again, so Lima, I will hopefully be there,” Shaun White said.
And White was not the only star athlete of the Americas to be recognized in the future Olympic Host City. Ecuador won the “Breakthrough of PyeongChang” award from the Americas. Ecuador’s NOC President Augusto Moran received the award from Panam Sports President Neven Ilic.
In the category, the “Best Male Team”, ANOC recognized the men’s curling team from the United States.
It was a great evening full of stars and memorable moments at the beautiful Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo. Panam Sports is proud of all of the incredible achievements of its athletes at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and throughout the entirety of 2018.