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The agony and ecstasy of the Winter Olympics

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The extreme agony and ecstasy of sport was on display during the of the television coverage of the Winter Olympics in South Korea last week.

Winning never looked better than when American snowboarder Shaun White nailed the gold medal in the men's half pipe.

The double Winter Olympic gold medallist was under pressure as he trailed his Japanese opponent in the third leg of the final.

As the top qualifier, White had the last run of the competition and knew he needed a big performance to grab the gold medal.

Digging deep with a mesmerising performance, he stunned the crowd to grab the USA 100th Winter Olympic gold medal, with a riveting display of aerial snowboarding.

At the other end of the spectrum, was the agony experienced by Kiwi skeleton rider Rhys Thornbury.

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