You have many good reasons to recall the Olympic 2022 Olympic halfpipe contest. Bronze medalist Shaun White will always remember the end of his competition.
Jan Scherrer, a Swiss snowboarder, came third in Beijing’s event. He beat White by 2.25 to earn his first Olympic medal. While winning an Olympic medal marks the culmination a life of hard work and sacrifice, Scherrer was also honored to have won.
Sasha, Scherrer’s wife, told him that if he wins a Beijing medal, he must get a tattoo. Scherrer said that he didn’t mind if he was in the top three.
Scherrer accepted. Scherrer listened to her eight months later and you can see the results.
“Good, but not The Best.” You should never ever say these words to a bronze medalist even if they are true.
Overall, it was a fun and wholesome story about a couple who also had their first baby in May.
Scherrer competed in his third Winter Olympics as a member of team Switzerland. In 2014, he finished 19th in Sochi’s halfpipe and in slopestyle at the Games. The same Games also saw him finish ninth in PyeongChang’s halfpipe. Additionally, he won a bronze medal at 2021’s world halfpipe championships as well as another bronze at 2020 X Games superpipe.
It doesn’t appear that he needed any ink to make those medals.