Shaun White wins superpipe gold with perfect 100

Shaun White celebrates as he takes the podium for the goal medal in the men's snowboard superpipe final during Winter X Games 2012 at Buttermilk Mountain on January 29, 2012 in Aspen, Colorado. White earned his fifth consecutive gold medal in the event and scored a perfect 100 points on his final run. Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

ASPEN, Colo. - With the gold medal already his, Shaun White laid down a victory lap to remember — a perfect one.

White earned his fifth consecutive superpipe gold Sunday night, earning a perfect 100 on his third and final run.

Says White: "It's unreal. I've been wanting that 100 forever."

He scored a 94.00 on his first run and wiped out on his second run, but no one could catch him. Iouri Podladtchikov finished second, followed by Ryo Aono.

With the gold, White is the third Winter X five-peat athlete, joining Nate Holland in snowboardcross and Tucker Hibbert in snocross.

White competed despite a left ankle injury that forced him to withdraw from the slopestyle competition.

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