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Chloe Kim, American phenom, wins bullion at women’s halfpipe

The American phenom has finished it.

Chloe Kim, 17, won bullion at the women’s halfpipe finals Monday with a final measure of 98.25. It was the U.S.’ third bullion award of the Winter Olympics so far.

The eventuality was over before it even began after Kim started things off with an considerable first-run measure of 93.75 to put the rest of the foe on their heels. The run featured a flawless backside 1080. Kim got off to another glorious start on her second run before unwell to land the second of a back-to-back 1080 combo. Kim had the eventuality to take a feat path on her third run, having already wrapped up the bullion award by that point, but instead opted to urge on her final score, posting a near-perfect 98.25.

Chloe Kim reacts after her first-run measure of 93.75 is announced.

Chloe Kim reacts after her first-run measure of 93.75 is announced.

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China’s Jiayu Liu took china with a best measure of 89.75, while associate American Arielle Gold warranted bronze with a best measure of 85.75. Thirty-four-year old Kelly Clark, one of the many flashy American snowboarders, fell just bashful of earning a medal, finishing with a best measure of 83.50.

Despite making her Olympic entrance and being one of the youngest Olympians at Pyeongchang, Kim, who is the first lady to successfully land back-to-back 1080s, was a complicated favorite to take bullion in the women’s halfpipe.

The 17-year-old Long Beach local dominated the subordinate turn Sunday, posting the two highest-scoring runs in the eventuality – a 91.50 on her first run and a 95.50 on her second.

Prior to the Winter Games, Kim won bullion in both women’s halfpipe and women’s slopestyle at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics. Kim is also a four-time X Games bullion medalist, apropos the first person under the age of 16 to win 3 bullion medals in 2016.

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While winning your first Olympic bullion award is a special feeling in of itself, the feat is many likely even some-more noted for Kim given she’s the daughter of South Korean immigrants and she still has family vital there.

Kim became even some-more of a fan-favorite after the teen tweeted about eating churros and longing ice cream during her subordinate turn Sunday.

She continued her food-loving tweets Monday, posting about her adore of breakfast sandwiches before her third run of the event.

“Wish we finished my breakfast sandwich but my realistic self motionless not to and now I’m getting hangry,” Kim wrote.

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