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Shaun White Out for Key Winter X Games Event

Shaun White was injured during warmup session

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    Shaun White Out for Key Winter X Games Event
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    Professional snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist Shawn White attends the 'Friends with Benefits' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on July 18, 2011 in New York City.

    Shaun White will not be competing in the Winter X Games slope-style competition this year, even though participating in the event was on top of his list.

    The Carlsbad native made the decision Friday during a warm up session.

    On Thursday and Friday, White dealt with a sore ankle during practice. After Friday's practice runs, he decided he just wasn't in the right condition to compete.

    Despite his hurt ankle, he will still compete on the half pipe on Sunday Jan. 29.

    "I'm disappointed. My priority this year was to ride in Slopestyle, and unfortunately I hit my ankle again riding the course in today's practice," White told ESPN. "I'm going to rest up and get ready to ride Pipe on Sunday."

    White has won five gold medals in prior slopestyle competitions.

    On 2014 the slope-style sport will be added to the Winter Olympics for the very first time.