Shaun White: three gold medals, two white Lamborghinis

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Shaun White, now the three the two-time snowboard half pipe gold medalist, was featured on 60 Minutes  just prior to the start of the Winter Olympics eight years ago.

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The segment with interviewer Bob Simon covered several areas, including the athlete’s ownership of two Lamborghinis — one crashed, one intact. The exchange between interviewer and guest is brisk and humorous.

Shaun White, reacting to his final half-pipe run in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. White won his third gold medal in the event.

Shaun White, reacting to his final half-pipe run in 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.During the 12-minute video of the segment, a minute or so includes Simon asking White about his penchant for the fast Italian sports car and the  accident in his first Lamborghini.

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Here’s the text of the Lamborghini segment, followed by the video, which includes White taking the interviewer for a ride in his second Lamborghini. The segment is also a good memoy White early in his career juxtaposed with White duing the current Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Simon: On his list was a house and a sports car. He bought a Lamborghini, which he later crashed.

“I heard that you wrapped it around a tree,” Simon asked White.

“There might have been a tree that went down in the neighborhood,” White acknowledged, laughing.

Simon: He bought a second one and took Simon along for a spin.

“My mom’s terrified of this car,” White told Simon during the ride. “Lamborghini is not a car that mothers like.”

 

 

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