Shaun White confirms he will not compete in X Games Aspen 2014 and will not competing in either Snowboard SuperPipe or Snowboard Slopestyle in order to focus on preparations for the Sochi Olympics next month in Russia.
Shaun is quoted by ESPN as saying, “I’ve been competing in the X Games since I was 13 years old, they are a huge part of why I am where I am and they are vital to the sport. Unfortunately, when I arrived at the mountain and looked over the schedule, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to complete the kind of training I know I need in order to prepare for Sochi, It’s an incredibly
tough decision for me and it’s not something I take lightly, especially as ESPN has always been a great supporter, but I have to make sure I’m prepared for the Olympics.”
We wish Shaun the best of luck in the Sochi Olympics representing the United States.