Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
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Snowboard sensation Chloe Kim makes Winter Games debut

Snowboard sensation Chloe Kim makes Winter Games debut

For competitive purposes, the final run Kim took down the halfpipe meant nothing.

Liu then washed out on her last trip down the longest Olympic halfpipe since the sport made its debut in 1998, turning Kim's last run into a victory lap. Her second-best score would have taken the gold and the only one that could beat that score was Chloe.

She chose to go for back-to-back 1080's, a feat she was the first woman to land, on her second run in hopes of improving her score and ensuring the gold, but didn't land it.

Her first-run score would have brought her the gold, but Kim wasn't satisfied. "She's going to be something special", said Bland.

"I'd hate to go home with the gold medal knowing that I could have done better, so I think that the adrenaline was just for myself", said Kim. "He's helped me so much on this insane journey. Or it could have been "Toxic" by Britney Spears".

Chloe Kim. where to begin?

According to NPR, Chloe remembered two of the three songs she chose for her run on the pipe. The previous record was held by Sweden's Carl Goran Oberg, who scored two goals in eight seconds at the 1960 Winter Games. "Watching my family work so hard has been so inspirational, and I think I really got their work ethic".

"The mascots are cute but standing on top of that podium was an insane feeling". She secured her spot with a strong second run that had flawless pacing and control in the halfpipe at Phoenix Snow Park. The proud dad was seen with a homemade, laminated "Go Chloe" sign with hearts drawn on it during her run.

All the same, it seems like she'll keep winning. The crowd roared and shrieked: Kim had become the first female to land consecutive 1080s in the halfpipe at the Olympics.

So she went for it. WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pa. found footage from 2003 of a 13-year-old Adam Rippon discussing the Olympics. "But at the end of the day, I'm here - and I'm so happy".

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On Monday in Pyeongchang, Kim basically had the Olympic halfpipe competition locked up after her first of three runs, scoring a 93.75 on a run that included a frontside 1080 followed immediately by a cab 720. She makes it look so easy.source Cameron Spencer/Getty Images And was soaring above the trees.

"My dad has definitely sacrificed a lot for me", Kim said. She's got a gold pearl in her mouth.

But one prize had always eluded him - an Olympic gold medal.His previous best was a slalom silver from Sochi four years ago.After playing down his chances ahead of the race at blustery freezing Pyeongchang, this time he nailed it.

The youngest known male gold medalist is Japanese Kuoso Kitamura, who won the 1500m freestyle at the 1932 Games, aged 14 years and 309 days. Bad conditions had shortened the women's snowboard slopestyle event one day earlier, and athletes said their performances were affected by the strong gusts. So, what's the flawless soundtrack for an Olympic gold medalist?

Kim isn't just a star in the United States; because her parents immigrated from South Korea, she has big fans in that country, as well.

When a fan asked if she sent her ice cream tweet while competing in the preliminary rounds, she replied "yes."

After qualifying, Kim craved ice cream - vanilla Swiss almond, or at a push a mango sorbet. "I also want her to live with fun".

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