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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White takes to the air off of a private jump built at Copper Mountain, Colo., Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. After deciding to opt out of the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., earlier this week, White switched his focus to Sochi and had the large slopestyle feature with airbag landing built at Copper Mountain. (AP Photo/Summit Daily News, Sebastian Foltz)
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White takes to the air off of a private jump built at Copper Mountain, Colo., Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. After deciding to opt out of the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., earlier this week, White switched his focus to Sochi and had the large slopestyle feature with airbag landing built at Copper Mountain. (AP Photo/Summit Daily News, Sebastian Foltz)
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(AP) Shaun White headed home from a week of training Sunday, with his coach declaring him "110 percent" healthy for the Olympics.


Bud Keene tells The Associated Press that White benefited greatly from the four-day session on the halfpipe and slopestyle course in Copper Mountain.


White, who hurt his left ankle last month, pulled out of the Winter X Games so he could focus on the tricks he'll need in Sochi, starting Feb. 6 with slopestyle qualifying.


Keene says White saw one of the world's top slopestyle riders, Mark McMorris, break his rib in the X Games final Saturday.


The coach called the McMorris injury unfortunate and says it "highlighted our decision in a good way," but that the possibility of injury wasn't the main reason White didn't participate.


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