17-year-old American snowboarder Chloe Kim earned a gold medal after back-to-back 1080s in the halfpipe final. She easily earned gold in her first Olympic ever.
Kim from Torrance, California, stole people’s hearts with her gold-winning performance during the competition in Pyeongchang, South Korea, at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday morning (stateside: Monday night). She scored a 93.75 in her first run and impressively whopping 98.25 in the final run.
Kim’s family and the bottom of the hill were cheering her during her performance, celebs including Leslie Jones and Hoda Kotb, were back their home in the U.S. watching and cheering the snowboarder on as she built her status as she has become the youngest female competitor to win an Olympic snowboarding medal.
However, it was not the first time she qualified for an Olympics, the PyeongChang games are the second time for her, Kim could not compete in Sochi as she was only 13-year-old at the time and too young for the competition.
With her recent win, she has become the second 17-year-old to grab a gold for her nation this week as the 17-year-old to win a gold for the nation is snowboarder Red Gerard.
The Today show co-host tweeted in celebration, “Chloe!!!!!! Yessss!!!” While Saturday Night Live‘s Jones wrote, “YAAAAAASSS!! Slay all Day!!”
— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) February 13, 2018
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) February 13, 2018
Seaseme Street also posted a congratulatory message on behalf of sweet monster Elmo, “Congratulations to @Elmo’s friend @chloekimsnow on winning the gold medal! #ELMOtivation #WinterOlympics.”
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) February 13, 2018
China’s Liu Jiayu grabbed the silver medal while American Arielle Gold managed to receive the bronze medal.
The Ocean’s 8 star Awkwafina tweeted: “WATCHING CHLOE KIM AUDIBLY SOBBING ON THIS JETBLUE FLIGHT N THEY THINK IM ON ACID. GOD BLESS THE USA GOD BLESS CHLOE KIM.”
WATCHING CHLOE KIM AUDIBLY SOBBING ON THIS JETBLUE FLIGHT N THEY THINK IM ON ACID. GOD BLESS THE USA GOD BLESS CHLOE KIM
— AWKWAFINA (@awkwafina) February 13, 2018
Do you know what’s even more impressive and relatable? It’s Kim showed her “hangry” mood, she tweeted: “Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry.”