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Last Updated: Thursday February 18 2010 14:26 GMT

Shaun White stuns snowboarders

Shaun White

American snowboarder Shaun White has kept his men's half-pipe title, winning a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

He stunned the snowboard community by landing his new Double McTwist 1260 - a double flipping triple spin! - on the half-pipe.

"I just felt like I didn't come all the way to Vancouver not to pull out the big guns," White said about completing his new jump.

White's overall score was a staggering 48.4 out of a possible 50.

Britain's Ben Kilner finished 18th in the semi-finals after falling over on both his runs.

Ben Kilner
Britain's Ben Kilner finished 18th after falling in his run

But he reckons the experience will mean he'll do much better at the next Games.

"I'm pretty disappointed right now, but I came here to qualify for the semi-finals so I'm really happy with that," he said.