The Associated Press reported Feb. 18th about Shaun White's gold medal.
WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Shaun White had the trick in the bag, along with an Olympic gold medal.
Might as well go for it, right?
Putting on a show when he hardly needed to, White capped his sensational night on the halfpipe with his signature move Wednesday -- the dangerous, spiraling Double McTwist 1260 during a victory lap that will go down as nothing short of epic.
This lead, right off the bat, captured my attention as a reader. Actually, the article as a whole was really creatively written and employed useful quotes that added to the article to make it easy and interesting to read. Back to the lead. This is not a typical lead that's for sure. Shaun White's Olympic victory was not like every other Olympic victory. The lead did a good job at differentiating his victory from all the others. He got the gold, and he also put on a show. He went above and beyond, and I feel this lead really does a good job at capturing that along with the emotions viewers must have had as they were watching his victory. I even like how the article went on to describe him as "The redhead." It adds some what of a character to White. When someone talks about Shaun White, I am usually unfamiliar with the name, so I refer to him as the red headed snow boarder. The article goes on, "Showtime! To the delight of cheering fans, he jerked his body around to milk the last half of the 3 1/2 twists he crams into two head-over-heels flips." What an enthusiastically put together article, starting from the lead and trickling all the way down to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed this synopsis of his victory.