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Shaun White enters skateboard contests, eyes lighter snowboard schedule

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Shaun White said he will compete in skateboarding contests this summer and decide afterward whether he will bid for the sport’s Olympic debut in 2020.

White is entered in next week’s Vans Park Series in Vancouver, according to his manager.

“I’ve entered myself in a couple of skateboard competitions this summer,” White said in a video on his social media. “I haven’t officially decided to go for the Summer Olympics in 2020 in Japan, but I’m going to go try myself out at these events and see where I stack up with the other skaters, then make the decision. But I’m definitely not retiring from the sport of snowboarding. I love it too much. I can’t walk away just yet. But in order to pursue this dream of going to the Summer Olympics, I’m going to probably take a lighter snowboarding season next year.”

White earned his third Olympic snowboard halfpipe title in PyeongChang and has said for years he was intrigued by Olympic skateboarding.

White also lightened his snowboard contest schedule in the two seasons following his fourth-place finish at the Sochi Olympics.

In skateboarding, White earned five X Games medals between 2005 and 2011, but all of those came in vert, which is not on the Olympic program.

The two Olympic skateboarding events are street and park.

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Aly Raisman, Chloe Kim appear in Maroon 5 music video

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Olympic champions Aly RaismanChloe Kim and Alex Morgan joined a score of influential women in Maroon 5’s latest music video, “Girl Like You,” featuring Cardi B.

“How can you not be all smiles when you’re asked to be a part of @maroon5 music video??” was posted on Raisman’s Instagram. “@adamlevine lucky to call you a friend. Thank you so much for making that day so fun. I wish we could do it all over again!”

Previously, three of Raisman’s Olympic teammates appeared in music videos.

McKayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber were in a 30 Seconds to Mars video in 2013Simone Biles appeared in Jake Miller music video in 2016.

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VIDEO: Chloe Kim lands never-been-done 1260 in halfpipe

Watch Chloe Kim land a never-been-done 1260 in halfpipe practice

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No woman has landed a 1260 in a halfpipe contest, but Chloe Kim looks ready to next season.

Kim, who in PyeongChang became the youngest female Olympic snowboarding champion, landed a frontside 1260 in a video posted on her Instagram this week.

“After multiple penguin slides and ice burns all over my body it was worth it!!” the caption read.

Kim said she landed the trick after seven to 10 tries, working on it for three days at her home pipe in Mammoth Mountain, Calif., according to TransWorld Snowboarding.

“You’ll definitely see it in competition next season!” she said, according to the report.

Kim is already the only woman to land back-to-back 1080s in a contest, which she first did in 2016 and then again in PyeongChang.

At the same Mammoth Mountain camp, Olympian Maddie Mastro landed a double crippler (or a double backflip on the frontside wall), which has also never been landed in a women’s contest.

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