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White headed to Olympics with win at US Grand Prix

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The Canadian Press
1/19/2014 4:56:20 PM
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MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. -- Shaun White is ready to three-peat.

The two-time Olympic halfpipe champion locked up a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in his signature event by winning the final qualifier on Sunday.

White posted a score of 96.6 to edge Danny Davis by 1.6 points. Ben Ferguson finished third. White, Taylor Gold and 2010 Olympian Greg Bretz earned automatic berths on the four-man team. The full U.S. squad will be named later Sunday evening.

White qualified for Sochi in slopestyle on Thursday. The event is making its Olympic debut.

Kaitlyn Farrington posted a 91.4 to win the women's competition, ending 2002 gold medallist Kelly Clark's four-event winning streak. Clark finished second and has already earned a spot on the U.S. women's halfpipe team. Two-time Olympic medallist Hannah Teter was third.

Scott Lago Shaun White Taylor Gold (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
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