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A 17-Year-Old Snowboarder Chloe Kim To Dominate Winter Olympics 2018

A 17-Year-Old Snowboarder Chloe Kim To Dominate Winter Olympics 2018”

Snowboarding - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Halfpipe Qualification - Phoenix Snow Park - Pyeongchang, South Korea - February 12, 2018 - Chloe Kim of the USA reacts after her run. She scored a 91.5 in her first qualifying run and a 95.5 in her second run, the two best scores as of writing.

Kim, who loves the beach, music and the mall nearly as much as she does busting out her eye-popping snowboarding tricks, was so good at 13 she might have won gold at the Sochi Olympics.

But she seemed ready for another snack in between her qualifying runs. Korea's Kwon Sun-oo failed to make the cut, finishing 20th.

"Could be down for some ice cream rn", the 17-year-old tweeted on Feb. 12 in PyeongChang (Feb. 11 in the U.S.).

Less than a week before the opening ceremony of her first Olympics, Kim was introduced to American sports fans by way of a commercial during the Super Bowl. "The pipes have been so good. I'm going to go off to college, and I just think having that experience and going through all of it before another big part of my life comes around is going to be really exciting for me".

Indeed. I've never come across a churro that wasn't bomb. She is also the only athlete in X Games history to earn four gold medals before the age of 18.

Before Chloe was scheduled to compete in her first Olympics, Jong-jin said he texted her to become "a dragon". The 17-year-old, also a four-time X Games champion, now tops the International Ski Federation Snowboard half-pipe rankings. All eyes were on Kim heading into the Olympics, but after snagging the top spot after the qualifying round, halfpipe gold looks like it'll be hers to lose.

The final begins at 1000 local time (0100 GMT) on Tuesday.



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