In 2017, disaster struck when White misjudged a trick while training for the New Zealand Olympics. He was coming off a double back jump when his board clipped the top of the halfpipe. His body buckled, his head hit the upper edge of the wall, and he then fell more than 22 feet. “My lips are open, and my nose is split open from the leg,” White says.
At a crossroads, White relied on introspective meditation to guide him through difficult times. “That was a defining moment in my life [because] My heart was saying this happened for a reason. “I needed to make a firm decision,” says White. “I decided to move on [which] Survey [any] I doubt I ever made that Olympic round,” he adds. Four months after undergoing numerous surgeries and getting 62 poles, the figure skating star didn’t just compete in the Games. He took home the gold.
Pull back the curtain
Audiences have always been fascinated by extraordinary people, and documentaries give them an inside look at what life is like for these individuals. Award-winning documentaries The last dance It tells the story of basketball great Michael Jordan. The creative team behind it worked hard to approach his story with honesty and objectivity, even when that meant showing the retired NBA star in a less-than-flattering light.
Like many great athletes, White has lived an extraordinary life. This is the reason behind those The last dance They are making a documentary about it. Soon, we’ll get an inside look at his career and find out what he thought and felt through the highs and lows. “The story of my life is not something I said [before]but I want to pull the curtain back… because it’s not what you want [expect]White says.
Whether he’s pursuing his dreams at six or coming back from an accident at 31, White understands that success is about taking risks and managing fear. “I feel like everything I’ve done has happened [been] A calculated risk,” says White. “Fear is something I learned to manage,” he adds. While snowboarding certainly involves risk, the vulnerability required to share your story with the world is much more risky. Then again, if less risk leads to gold Olympian, imagine what the other brings.