News: Shaun White On ESPY Streak, Jamie Anderson Top Female Action Sport Athlete

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Los Angeles, California – Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, from Carlsbad, California, took home his fifth-straight ESPY for Best Male Action Sports athlete Wednesday night during the 20th ESPYs. White beat out surfer Kelly Slater, snowboarder Travis Rice and motocross athlete Ryan Villopoto.

White took his fifth-straight X Games halfpipe gold when he won the X Games halfpipe last winter with a score of 100. He dominated the 2012 snowboarding season with halfpipe gold at the Aspen and European X Games in addition to a slopestyle gold at Euro X.

Three-time X Games gold medalist Jamie Anderson, from South Lake Tahoe, California, earned her first ESPY as Best Female Action Sport athlete.

Anderson beat out Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark, Canadian freeskier Kaya Turski and surfer Carissa Moore. Her 2011-12 season consisted of 10 podiums, including two X Games gold medals and second at the TTR World Snowboarding Championships.

The annual ESPY awards recognize the top athletes and performances from the past year and are decided entirely by public voting.

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