With Shaun White in the mix this has the potential of reaching a level of DUMB that I don’t think I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing before (current US politics notwithstanding). "I'd get to learn from him," White … FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019, file photo, Shaun White competes during the Skate Park World Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Shaun White Skateboarding - La Nouvelle République. Shaun White is a dual sport professional athlete who maintains some of the highest accolades within snowboarding and skateboarding. Three-time snowboarding champion Shaun White said he won't try to qualify for skateboarding at the 2020 Olympics. A la une; Économie; Sports; Loisirs; France Monde; Carnet - Annonces; Dossiers; En Images; ABONNEZ-VOUS à … Despite being born with a congenital heart defect, Shaun started snowboarding at age six and immediately showed an uncanny talent for the sport. Actu Locale Loir-et-Cher. So I’m rooting for Shaun White. Menu. White was mentored and discovered by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk at the age of 9, helping him eventually turn pro at 17. Shaun White, an Olympic snowboarding champion, explained why he will not continue to pursue an Olympic skateboarding spot in Tokyo.