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Twitter reacts to men’s halfpipe surprises for Shaun White, I-Pod

Iouri Podladtchikov

Switzerland’s Iouri Podladtchikov celebrates after he won the gold medal in the men’s snowboard halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Jae C. Hong

Whether people were reacting to Iouri Podladtchikov’s surprise gold, Shaun White shockingly missing out on a medal or some combination of the two, plenty were stunned by the men’s halfpipe results. Here is a collection of some of the most interesting reactions, with more at

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