The ‘Flying Tomato’ is a prime example of an athlete that has killed it in two sports. He’s won 13 Winter X-Games gold medals for snowboarding, across both slopestyle and halfpipe and two Summer X-Games gold medals for skateboarding.
He got his first snowboard sponsor at eight and his first video part at twelve. The whole time he was also being coached by none other than Tony Hawk at his local skatepark!
“He got his first snowboard sponsor at eight, his first video part at twelve and turned pro in skateboarding at 17.”
He turned pro in skateboarding at 17 and has basically smashed everyone out the park in both side-sliding and four-wheel riding (at least when it comes to vert) for the last decade.
Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Shaun White is a force to be reckoned with when he’s on form. That said, I imagine we’ll be seeing less of him in the immediate future as he’s currently concentrating on his bad Bad Things.