Reuters - Fri, 19 Feb 14:54:00 2010
A second gold medal spectacularly secured, snowboarding icon Shaun White set his sights on a night of even higher office.
The high-flying American, the 23-year-old who defended his halfpipe title with a jaw-dropping sequence of flips and somersaults, said he would love to visit the White House and meet US President Barack Obama.
"I'm free for dinner. I'm sure we could work something out," White said.
White has become the face of the high-flying sport which is fast developing into one of the most popular, and photogenic, of Winter Games sports.
White's gold along with fellow American Scott Lago's bronze contributed to a haul of six medals for the US on Wednesday, the most the country has won in a single day at the Winter Games.
White, who donned a patriotic blue-stars scarf on his winning run, said he has been thinking about possible outfits for the team if the next Winter Games are held in Sochi, Russia.
"Shaun thinks we should wear leather jackets, with a big screeching American eagle on the back," laughed team mate Lago.
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