Chloe Kim

Chloe Kim

American snowboarder
Date of Birth: 23.04.2000
Country: USA

Content:
  1. Biography of Chloe Kim
  2. Introduction
  3. Early Life and Training
  4. Sporting Career and X Games
  5. 2016 Winter Youth Olympics
  6. 2018 Winter Olympics

Biography of Chloe Kim

Introduction

Chloe Kim is an American snowboarder who became a champion at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the halfpipe discipline. She is also a four-time winner of the Winter X Games and a two-time champion at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics. Kim made her debut at the adult level during the PyeongChang Games and became the youngest medalist in the history of snowboarding competitions.

Chloe Kim

Early Life and Training

Chloe Kim was born in Long Beach, California, to immigrant parents from South Korea. Her father started teaching her how to snowboard at the age of 4 at the local Mountain High resort. She participated in her first competitions at the age of 6. From the ages of 8 to 10, she trained in Mammoth Mountain before returning to California. Kim joined the United States snowboarding team in 2013. She is a second-generation Korean-American and her family still resides in South Korea, where the 2018 Winter Olympics took place. She is fluent in Korean, French, and English.

Sporting Career and X Games

Although Kim was too young to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, she won a silver medal at the 2014 Winter X Games, finishing behind Kelly Clark. In 2015, she won gold in the halfpipe discipline, defeating renowned athletes. At the age of 14, Kim became the youngest gold medalist, a record later broken by Kelly Sildaru, who won gold at the age of 13 in 2016. In the 2016 X Games, Kim became the first person under the age of 16 to win two gold medals. Later that same year, she became the first woman to successfully complete a 1080-degree spin at the U.S. Grand Prix, earning a perfect score of 100 points. She is considered the second rider ever to achieve this feat, after Shaun White.

2016 Winter Youth Olympics

In 2016, Kim became the first American girl to win a gold medal in snowboarding at the Winter Youth Olympics, and she achieved the highest score in the history of the Youth Olympics. She was chosen as the flag bearer for the U.S. team during the opening ceremony, making her the first snowboarder selected as a flag bearer for either the Winter Olympics or the Youth Olympics. Kim was nominated for the Best Breakthrough Athlete award in 2016.

2018 Winter Olympics

At the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Kim won gold in the women's halfpipe final, leaving her competitors far behind. This achievement can be considered the pinnacle of her career as an American snowboarder. In the historic homeland of her ancestors, she showcased to the world the high level of performance that athletes should strive for.

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