CONGRATS IPOD! It was amazing and a roller-coaster watching halfpipe qualies and finals. And at the end you made it!!! After a long day filled with many ups and downs, TSG ripper Iouri Podladtchikov claimed the Olympic halfpipe gold medal, upseating Shaun White from his 8 year reign. 2nd and 3rd place were both taken by Japanese riders – 15 year old Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka.