Results in for Shaun White's Halfpipe Run

San Diego Olympian Shaun White placed fourth, out of contention Tuesday in the halfpipe

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    San Diego Olympian Shaun White finished fourth, ending his run for a third gold medal in Olympic snowboarding's halfpipe competition.

    White landed hard on the edge of the course on the first of his two final runs. He finished his final run cleanly and then waited for results at the finish line.

    The American superstar, who was raised in San Diego's North County, faced off with Swiss athlete Iouri Podladtchikov, 15-year-old Ayumu Hirano from Japan and fellow U.S. rider Danny Davis in search of a record third consecutive gold medal.

    White's final score, 90.25, put him in fourth position - off the medal stand.

    Read: Fans React to White's Fourth Place Finish

    Podladtchikov, known as I-Pod, threw down the gauntlet when he earned a 94.75 score.

    Hirano was then guaranteed a medal after he scored a 93.50.

    With White's final run, Japanese rider Taku Hiraoka earned the bronze with a score of 92.25.

    In the qualifying runs, White appeared to be on his way to new heights - scoring 95.75 out of 100 on his first of two runs.

    In an NBC exclusive, White discussed the burden of expectation and how he stays motivated to compete.

    Watch: Crashes, Injuries Can't Keep Shaun White Down

    Just one week ago White stirred up controversy by dropping from the slopestyle snowboarding event to focus exclusively on the halfpipe.

    Officials postponed training on the halfpipe Monday because of warm weather and slushy conditions.

    Later that night, White discussed course conditions with reporters calling the pipe "not the best."

    Watch: White: Halfpipe Course Not Up to Par

    White's parents and siblings, who have followed along with him on the ride to super stardom, were on the mountain for the final run.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.