Chloe Kim, 17, Becomes Youngest To Win Olympic Snowboarding Gold Medal

12.02.2018 22:15


The high expectations set for Chloe Kim before the PyeongChang Olympics were met when the 17-year-old delivered a flawless performance which earned her the Olympic gold medal in women's snowboard halfpipe early Tuesday in South Korea, according to NBC News. Kim's first run had her landing a backside air, frontside 1080, cab 720, frontside 900, McTwist, and a frontside inverted 720. The performance earned Kim a large lead through her 93.75 score over the rest of the competitors. The rest tried to match Kim's routine, with many reaching to land the frontside 1080, currently one of the most difficult and challenging tricks in women's halfpipe. A few women successfully landed the trick, but none...

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