Nickname of double Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White. Originally coined at the Turin Games as "il pomadoro volante" dues to his aerial speed and grace and his shock of red hair. Shaun is the greatest proponent of the men's snowboarding half-pipe at this time, having invented several tricks including his trademark double McTwist 1260 a.k.a. The Tomahawk. With a parallel career in skateboarding, White has his own clothes labels and a videogame. One cool dude. He retained his Olympic championship at the Vancouver Winter Games in 2010 with an untouchable score of 46.8.
Tony Hawk: "I think Shaun is one of the most amazing athletes on the planet".
Bemused Olympic Spectator: "Whoah! Dude! What the fuck was that?!"
Helpful Canadian: "The Flying Tomato, eh?"
Bemused Olympic Spectator: "So, dude, where's all the snow?"
Helpful Canadian: "D'oh!!"
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