Kim scored a near perfect 98.25 to become the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding medal. Accompanied by her extended family cheering squad, Kim overwhelmed her competitors at the Phoenix Snow Park leading by four points by the end of the second runs.
The Korean American star showed a relaxed yet determined attitude before her winning run, even tweeting about her breakfast moments before her final take on the halfpipe. With victory already set, Kim’s victory lap stunned judges and the crowd as the 17-year-old landed back-to-back 1080s with a McTwist accent.
Taking the podium alongside silver medalist Liu Jiayu of China and American bronze medalist Arielle Gold, Kim gave America its third gold medal of the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics.
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It’s a GOLD for Chloe Kim in the halfpipe!
The 17-year-old American is youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding medal. pic.twitter.com/NRs1mwrVKs
— ESPN (@espn) February 13, 2018