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17-Year-Old Snowboarder Chloe Kim Wins Gold Medal In Her 1st Olympic Event

Kim who is a California native won gold as she whopping 93.75 in her very first run in the women’s halfpipe finals.

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The 17-year-old snowboarder Chloe Kim is dominating the women’s half-pipe. After grabbing back-to-back medals at the X Games every year since 2014 Kim has got sweet success in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

17-Year-Old Snowboarder Chloe Kim Wins Gold Medal In Her 1st Olympic Event
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Kim easily earned a gold medal at the competition on Tuesday morning (stateside: Monday night) in Pyeongchang, South Korea, at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Kim who is a California native won gold as she whopping 93.75 in her very first run in the women’s halfpipe finals. In addition, it is also included a frontside 1080 or complete three rotations in the air and front 900 with a tail grab. The bottom of the hill and her family were cheering her during her gold-winning performance.

Liu Jiayu of China stands behind Kim in terms of ranking, she put her ahead of the second position as she scored an 85.50. For those who aren’t aware, the 17-year-old Kim never leave the top spot. The snowboarder even managed to tweet between her runs, Kim took her Twitter and wrote, “Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry.”

Just a day earlier she had tweeted, “could be down for some ice cream rn.” She tweeted between the qualifying runs for the halfpipe event where her first-place abilities were previewed. One Twitter user asked, Wasn’t Kim competing at the time? To which the snowboarder replied: “yes…”

Just Less than a day before the qualifying, she took to social media and shared that she was “so nervous!!!!!!!” She posted an update just a few minutes later, writing, “Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro.”

Kim had previously explained to People, she still gets butterflies in her stomach despite the record-breaking performances, all the press coverage, and three gold medals at the Winter X Games.

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