Chloe Kim wins gold for U.S. in Olympic halfpipe
Chloe Kim was golden.
With an initial run of 93.75, Kim set the standard in the women’s halfpipe finals and was unmatched on the way to winning the gold medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Already assured the gold, Kim took her final run and earned a near-perfect 98.25 score.
Kim, who was born in Long Beach and grew up in Torrance, earned gold at the age of 17 and is clearly one of the brightest stars of the games.
Kim began snowboarding at age 4 and learned at Mountain High resort. She won three gold medals in the X Games before turning 16 and won the 2016 U.S. Grand Prix when she became the first female to land back-to-back 1080s and score a perfect 100.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 13, 2018
chloe kim embracing her family after her first run.
“don’t cry” she told her parents pic.twitter.com/LgsknblPaU
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) February 13, 2018
Kelly Clark, who was the snowboarding star Kim looked up to, had a strong final run, but did not earn a medal.
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