Shaun White’s Rivals: The Halfpipe Finalists You Need to Know

Shaun White Danny Davis Ayumu Hirano Yuri Podladchikov Taku Hiraoka


There’s just no getting away from the fact that Shaun White is the out-and-out favorite for gold at Sochi. Paddy Power gives him odds of 1/5 to take home the glory, so there’s probably no point in the other guys showing up, right?

Here is a look at his competitors, all betting via of Paddy Power:

Danny Davis (USA) 8/1

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Ayumu Hirano (JAPAN) 8/1

Yuri Podladchikov (SWITZERLAND) 8/1

Taku Hiroako (JAPAN) 12/1

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Kent Callister (AUSTRALIA) 33/1

Gregory Bretz (USA) 33/1

Christian Haller (SWITZERLAND) 33/1

David Habluetzel (SWITZERLAND) 66/1