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Jan Scherrer, Olympic snowboard medalist, ‘loses’ bet, gets funny tattoo chosen by wife

Jan Scherrer

ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA - FEBRUARY 11: Jan Scherrer of Team Switzerland hugs Shaun White of Team United States during the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final on day 7 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Genting Snow Park on February 11, 2022 in Zhangjiakou, China. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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Swiss snowboarder Jan Scherrer won an Olympic medal and lost an unusual Olympic bet. He recently paid up.

Scherrer said that, last year, he accepted a bet from his wife, Sasha, who gave birth to daughter Sienna in May. If he won an Olympic halfpipe medal, he had to get a tattoo of her choosing.

“I thought, ‘Well, if I’m going to end up in the top three, I’m not going to care about anything anyway,’ so I said yes,” Scherrer said.

In February, Scherrer won an Olympic bronze medal, relegating Shaun White to fourth place in the last contest of his career. Scherrer previously finished third at the 2021 World Championships and 2020 X Games.

Eight months later, Scherrer got that tattoo just above one of his knees and filmed Sasha’s reaction. He said that Sasha drew it, and the design was inspired by Hiller Goodspeed.

It features a person wearing the Olympic rings across their chest and a dunce cap with "#3" on it. Above the person is a banner reading, “GOOD BUT NOT THE BEST.”

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