From X Games to Olympic Gold: three of Chloe Kim’s best moments

 

Snowboarder Chloe Kim, 17, has made history yet again by becoming the youngest woman ever to win Olympic gold on snow. To celebrate this incredible athlete, we take a look at some of her best career moments (so far!).

 

2018 Winter Olympics

 

Chloe's latest and, many would say, greatest achievement came recently in the Halfpipe comp during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. She dazzled the local crowd and audiences worldwide with stellar runs showcasing her guts and determination, and, without even having a full breakfast, went on to secure her gold medal with a score of 98.25 on her final run.

 

She executed a near-perfect run complete with back-to-back 1080s - taking her place on the podium and winning the admiration and respect of riders around the world. 

 

 

2016 U.S. SNOWBOARDING GRAND PRIX

 

In the same year that she became the first person under 16 to win back-to-back X Games gold, Chloe Kim put her name to another huge record.

 

During her victory lap at the 2016 U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix, Kim became the first woman ever to land back-to-back 1080s in a superpipe competition.

 

She also became the second halfpipe rider ever – after Shaun White – to score a perfect 100. Check out the incredible footage over on NBC Sports by clicking here.

 

2015 WINTER X GAMES

 

Back when she was just 14, Kim faced off against then-champion Kelly Clark in the X Games Snowboard Superpipe final.

 

Kim had already established herself as a rising star, but with only one X Games silver medal to her name – compared to Clark’s five gold – she was still the underdog.

 

Nonetheless, Kim rode to victory and claimed the first of her four X Games gold medals. At the time, she was the youngest person ever to win gold.

 

 

So, with all these incredible achievements under her belt at such a tender age, the question is, what’s next for this young star? If the Winter Olympics has your budding athletes chomping at the bit to get out to the slopes, then get in touch on 02030 800 200, or contact us via out online chat service.

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