'What a joke': Olympics commentators rage over halfpipe 'travesty'

Japanese star Ayumu Hirano (pictured) waiting for his score at the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Commentators and viewers were left dumbfounded when Japanese star Ayumu Hirano (pictured) received a tough score for arguably the greatest ever Winter Olympics halfpipe run. (Images: NBC)

The Winter Olympics community has been left shellshocked after Japanese star Ayumu Hirano landed a never-before-seen trick in an amazing halfpipe run only to be awarded a 91.75.

In the finals of the Beijing Winter Olympics halfpipe, Hirano became the first man ever to land a triple cork in a run that was described as arguably the greatest ever.

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However, the Japanese star would have been thinking what more he could have done after scoring a 91.75.

This landed him in second place, behind Australian Scotty James.

The NBC commentators were expecting a monster score for Hirano, but reacted with utter shock when it was revealed.

"Ahhhhhh what?" one commentator said.

"What? Is there a mistake. There is no way."

Another commentator asked: "Can you explain that to me?"

The other commentator replied: "As far as I am concerned, the judges have grenaded all their credibility."

"It's unbelievable that this is even happening. This is a travesty. I am irate right now."

The response was swift and irate as many fans claimed Hirano had been 'robbed'.

Ayumu Hirano wins gold as Scotty James wins silver

James unfortunately stumbled on his third run and held out with a score of 92.50.

However, in what many may say is justice for his historic run earlier, Hirano produced a near flawless third run and took the gold medal with a whopping score of 96.

Switzerland's Jan Scherrer finished in third.

Scotty James (pictured) waiting for his score at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Australia's Scotty James (pictured) finished in second at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics halfpipe competition. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

James' silver medal goes with his bronze medal from the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang 2018.

Australian teen Valentino Guseli finished in sixth after being the only finalist to complete all three runs.

Legendary snowboarder Shaun White finished fifth in his final Olympics.

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