In a sport where youth can trump experience, three-time Olympic gold medal-winning snowboarder Shaun White wears his age as a "badge of honor" as he vies to compete at a fifth Olympics.

The American was 19 when he picked up his first gold at the 2006 Turin Games and cemented his legacy as the most successful snowboarder of all time when he triumphed in dramatic fashion at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

Now 35 years old and hoping to compete in the 2022 Beijing Games, White said he was adapting to his status as the elder statesman of his sport.