Snowboarder Chloe Kim wins gold for USA

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It's ideal, easy, and oh-so-fitting for the 17-year-old from Torrance, California, who loves music and the mall nearly as much as she loves stomping her runs - and the competition - in the halfpipe. "I'm a little overwhelmed".

United States snowboarder Chloe Kim (C) hugs her mother as her father, Kim Jong-jin (R), stands next to her after she won the gold medal in the women's halfpipe at the PyeongChang Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, on February 13, 2018. "This has been a long journey", she said. Later in the day, the Canadians beat the Swiss to bring their gold-medal haul to three. The kismet in Kim's story is impossible to miss. "I don't really get to talk her in person that much". When the 17-year-old American snowboarder isn't wrecking her peers in the halfpipe, contorting and twisting and writing up new laws of gravity on the fly, she's doing normal teen stuff, like tweeting about the particulars of her snacking habits, sometimes in the middle of competition.

"Crazy. Quite a mission", Chloe recalled.

"Chloe didn't wait 1,000 years". She told NBC Olympics past year that, with hindsight, she can see the decision was actually for the best: "Now that I think about it, I'm really glad I wasn't able to go".

That bronze-medal run pushed Kelly Clark - she of the one gold and two Olympic bronzes - into fourth. However, she managed to earn that one, too.

After Kim's first run score of 93.75 catapulted her into first place, he realized that dream was within reach.

As Kim admitted before the competition, she was already hangry after not finishing her breakfast sandwich.

Some viewers at home noticed that she plugged in headphones before each of her runs.

She's the snowboarder who describes herself as "The California girl that went to the Olympics". They reminded her what happened two weeks ago at the X Games in Aspen, when her USA teammate, Arielle Gold, bumped her out of first place and forced her to land an even better run - and her back-to-back 1080s - on her third.

"Sometimes she's so tough on me", he said. But it was her amusing and frank tweeting - mostly about her food cravings - that made her even more beloved to the public.

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"I knew I was taking home the gold, which was a very insane feeling that I can't really explain right now", Kim said. This also marked the second shutout of the OAR in as many games. But Kim didn't see it that way. "I wanted to go bigger". So, what's the ideal soundtrack for an Olympic gold medalist? For the finals, athletes take three runs down the halfpipe, and the best score wins.

"What would happen is that he would carry me out of bed", Kim.

Kim's parents emigrated from South Korea and they still have family there.

Chloe Kim's parents are originally from Seoul, and she said she has been reconnecting with relatives here in Pyeongchang.

But nope! Chloe Kim did not take it easy. He was with his wife, two other daughters and Chloe's aunt at Phoenix Snow Park for the competition. "I love it all". As a result, she dedicated her final run to her.

According to International Olympic Committee rules, there is no specific age limit to compete in the Olympic Games. She's got a gold pearl in her mouth.

"I've come all the way here, so I just had to do what I had to do". Hirscher can add two more gold medals in the slalom and giant slalom. Her Ywitter following increased by 100k during the contest alone. "I'm grateful to share the podium with her". While her win could be attributed to years of practice and a serious training schedule, it's also possible that her halfpipe playlist of choice may have provided the inspiration for a few of her moves. Jong Jin watched Tuesday from in front of the grandstand at the base of the halfpipe, holding up a sign reading "Go Chloe!"

"It is not about the weather", Jong said. "But at the end of the day, I'm here - and I'm so happy". "I'm so thankful that the condition has been fantastic".

Chloe Kim has revealed her secret to Olympic success.

"Yes", Kim said. "I'm a dragon".

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