Australian snowboarder Scotty James has revealed he was listening to an AC/DC song during the run which netted him a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea yesterday.
Revisiting his 92.00 run in an interview with Channel Seven, 23-year-old James has described the moment he dropped in on the first run of the halfpipe finals.
“I’m listening to some AC/DC, I always listen to ‘Back In Black’, and I’m dropping in, talking to myself saying, ‘Okay relax Scotty,” he said.
“I’ve had some really awesome medals and experience in the past, but I think this is the one that really hits home for me, because not only am I out there competing for myself, which is what this discipline is, but I’ve got that extra camaraderie.
“Flying the Aussie flag and wearing the green and gold is something that I absolutely love and I dreamt of doing since a young kid, so coming away today with a medal is just a cherry on top, and I’m very grateful for that.”
Taking to Instagram today, the Warrandyte native told his fans, “It’s hard to put words to how I’m feeling after yesterday… I couldn’t do what I do without the people I have around me or the support that all of you have shown over my journey. To everyone who said I could, this one’s for you!”
James, who carried the flag for Australia in last Friday’s opening ceremony, was only beaten by American Shaun White and Japan’s Ayumu Hirano. White made headlines following his gold medal win, after dismissing sexual harassment allegations made against him by the former drummer of his band Bad Things.
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