Snowboarder Chloe Kim wins gold: Her best moments from the 2018 Winter Olympics


— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow)

Chloe Kim took the world by storm Tuesday when she won the gold in the ladies’ halfpipe snowboarding competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Kim isn’t just a star in the United States; because her parents immigrated from South Korea, she has big fans in that country, as well. Authorities even had to take her through an alternate entrance when she arrived in Seoul because press had mobbed the airport. The amount of eyes on her wasn’t daunting, however: “I like the pressure,” she’s said before.

It’s safe to say after her gold-medal win that Kim made all her fans proud – and likely won many more fans around the world. And although she’s now an Olympic gold medalist, it hasn’t yet fully sunk in: “I don’t know where I am or what I’m doing here — all I know is it’s good!” she said on the Today show.

Now that she’s finished competing, let’s nibble on a churro and relive Kim’s best Olympic moments:

Her historic gold-medal win

Kim is used to breaking records by now: When she was 15, she became the youngest person ever to win gold at the X-Games, and the first female athlete to land back-to-back 1080s in competition. She repeated the extraordinary move, becoming the first woman to do so at the Olympics and, at 17, the youngest woman to win the Olympic halfpipe.

GOLD for Chloe Kim! The 17-year-old has done it for Team USA in the women’s snowboard halfpipe! #BestOfUS #WinterOlympics

— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 13, 2018

She won the Internet – while the competition was happening

The Internet fell in love with Kim when she started tweeting during the actual competition. During the Monday qualifiers, she tweeted about the solution to her nerves:

I’m so nervous!!!!!!!

— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 11, 2018

Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro

— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 11, 2018

Could be down for some ice cream rn

— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 12, 2018

Then, in the middle of the finals on Tuesday, she was tweeting about food again:

Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry

— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 13, 2018

She also had a pretty sweet Twitter response to her big win:

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Source:: Entertainment Weekly


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