Just after Shawn White came in 4th, out of metal contention, Iouri said this in the TV interview.

What an attitude:

“You rarely see ever Shaun make two mistakes, and he made a couple today. I would have wished he had landed his run. I love him and I love to watch him. He has been my inspiration always.”

– Iouri Podladtchikov

Russian born, Swiss, Snowboard Halfpipe Gold Metal Winner — Russia Winter Games 2014!