Chloe Kim Lives Up To The Hype, Wins Gold On The Halfpipe
United States snowboarder Chloe Kim lived up to the hype and then some in the Women’s halfpipe final on Tuesday.
The 17-year-old sensation didn’t waste any time putting the competition away when she landed a 1080 and a 720 in her very first run down the pipe to score a 93.75 to start things off.
GOLD for Chloe Kim! The 17-year-old has done it for Team USA in the women’s snowboard halfpipe! #BestOfUS #WinterOlympics https://t.co/D65Nuoyydu pic.twitter.com/PtMvQ45SLh
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 13, 2018
The runs that followed were nothing more than victory laps, but she made sure to enjoy those too on her way to her first Gold Medal at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. (SLIDESHOW: Step Aside, Lindsey Vonn. All Eyes Are On This Skier At The Winter Olympics)
Kim’s talent was on full display in the event, as was her ability to put her nerves aside and have fun competing for her country. She even took a second to hilariously fire off a tweet the middle of the competition.
“Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry,” the young snowboarder wrote.
Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry
— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 13, 2018
Clearly she performs well when she’s hangry.