TTR Pro Snowboarding, the owner and operator of the TTR World Snowboard Tour would like to congratulate the 2010 Vancouver Olympics halfpipe winners, Shaun White (USA) for his second consecutive gold medal, Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) for taking home the silver medal, and Scotty Lago (USA) for his bronze. White won the TTR World Snowboard Tour 2006/2007, after claiming his first Olympic gold in Torino 2006, showing himself as one of the worlds strongest snowboarders. Piiroinen was crowned the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Champion 2008/2009 last winter and has shown his force in the competition scene yet again with his Olympic silver. As the current leader in the Swatch TTR ranking he is heading towards the first ever repeat performance of the tour victory. Congratulations go out as well to the female medallists Torah Bright (AUS), Hanna Teter (USA) and Kelly Clark (USA) who are also familiar from their successes on the Swatch TTR Tour. Gold medallist Bright has since her TTR World Snowboard Champion win in 2006/2007 proved to be one of the most progressive female riders, pushing the bar of both slopestyle and halfpipe riding. In her merits counts winning several titles at events like the Burton US Open halfpipe in 2008 and 2009 while bronze medallist Kelly Clark claimed the TTR World Snowboard Champion Title in 08/09 and is a consistent force at TTR events halfpipe formats.TTR Events Serving as a Pre Olympic battleground. During the onset of the Olympic buzz the TTR tour felt the impact, as it was the first place where athletes had an opportunity to measure the new benchmark trick – the double cork – in competition. This season, to the delight of both judges and audiences alike, we have seen the riders develop a wide variety of double corks, showcasing them at various tour events. This brain boggling trick emerged into TTR halfpipe competition at the beginning of the 2009/2010 TTR Season where Shaun White for the first time ever unleashed a back to back double cork set in order to beat Luke Mitraniss (USA) Double Cork 900 in the 5Star Burton New Zealand Open halfpipe. The explosive development of this trick has been seen at many TTR events since, such as the halfpipe formats of the 6Star ONeill Evolution and the 6Star Burton European Open, where Piiroinen landed a Cab Double Cork 10 on his final run and jumped into the competition lead.