Shaun White captured his third career Olympic halfpipe gold medal Wednesday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and as he threw down a phenomenal final run to win, an old CNN interview from 2006 started popping up again on the internet.
White, telling a story from a flight he had after winning his first gold in Turin, made a clutch save by plugging a sponsor.
White: “[They] had all seen the Games and they were just so excited to see me and they’re like ‘you have the gold?’
And I mean, like, I had unlimited, like, service after that. I was getting drinks and I was getting snacks and I was taking photos in the back with all the stewardesses…”
Interviewer: “Wait a minute. Drinks? You’re 19 years old?”
White: “I’m talking about Mountain Dews, baby.”