Both White and Hirano laid down back-to-back double cork 1440s, whilst James, who was Australia's flag bearer at Pyeongchang's opening ceremony, has been focusing on his switch backside double cork 1260.
White needed a big performance to overhaul Japan's Ayumu Hirano and duly delivered with a spectacular display to earn a score of 97.75. Phelps wrote on his verified account, alluding to White's failure to win a medal at Sochi four years ago.
"He ripped his face in half, more or less, and you can still see the scars", the Associated Press quoted White's coach, JJ Thomas, as saying. Speedskater Bonnie Blair won gold in the 1988, 1992 and 1994 Games.
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If you doubted for one second how much missing the podium in Sochi meant to White and how important redemption was to him, his tearful reaction was enough to prove you wrong. "I knew I did a great ride and I was proud of that and I could walk away with my head high, but when they announced my score and I'd won, it crippled me". "I had this insane injury in New Zealand where I busted my face open", he said. "Sorry about that. I'm really proud to represent Team USA". "And I don't know if anyone else in this world has the mental strength to overcome that fear and lay it down on the world stage. It's incredible. He's legendary".
White won his first Olympic gold medal at age 19 at the 2006 Turin Olympics.
After 17-year-old Red Gerard surprisingly took the men's slopestyle on the first day of competition, Jamie Anderson won the women's slopestyle, while Chloe Kim dominated the women's halfpipe.
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"The milestone highlights Team USA's sustained competitive excellence, dating back to the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France", the US Olympic Committee said in an emailed press release.
That forced White to up the ante.
Over the last four years, White has found himself pushed by competitors like Hirano and James.
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"Im still shaking, I dont know whats happening".