By the time Kim came up for her third run, she already knew a gold medal was hers as the rest of the pack had failed to best her first score, but she wasn't going home without landing those back-to-back 1080's and making a run at a flawless, 100-point, score.
On her third Olympic gold run, Kim listened to Migos, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj's song "MotorSport". Kim's mom and dad would call her "Ipugi" growing up which means "baby girl dragon" in Korean.
So far the United States has three gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals, landing in fifth place overall. Regardless, she chose to do two more runs to prove she could perform even better-and then landed a almost flawless score on her final go: 98.25.
"There is a lot of pressure revolving around these games", she said.
Here's what she did on that epic run: Method; Front 10; Cab 10; Front 9; McTwist; Crippler 7 - that's according to the list she reeled off at a news conference afterward.
"I was tearing up, I wanted to cry", admitted the four-time X Games champion, who was so good at 13 she might have won gold in Sochi. "He's helped me so much on this insane journey". Kim says she had just learned that her grandmother was in the crowd and said, "This one's for Grams".
At 10am GMT on the 9th February - just before the opening ceremony kicked off, Kim had only 9,699 followers.
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Skaardal added that FIS had "a very good opportunity" of hosting the two women's races on "favourable days for the forecast". The committee will also offer refunds to those who are unable to attend the rescheduled competition.
Kim believes that she has finally earned the nickname "ipugi".
Although she slipped on the second run, no other competitor came close to her first score. Perhaps scheduling didn't help them much - their events took place in the afternoon USA time, rather than evening prime time. "I'm happy to have done that with the support of all my family members". But halfpipes are hard, the snow is frozen and nothing is for sure. Her second run down the hill she can't remember what she listened to. She threw down a 89.75 during her first set to take the lead, only to watch Kim top it during her first run moments later. Kim now has many wondering: how old do you have to be to compete in the Olympics? "After she landed the first run, I enjoyed the rest of the day". I am so fortunate to be able to go through it.
Instead, she made a decision to go out with a bang and pull back-to-back 1080 spins - a feat no other woman has ever landed in an official competition. She entered the quadrennium between the games with the kind of expectations reserved for the Shaun Whites of the snowboarding world.
Chloe Kim touched the sky in the land of her parents' birth, winning the Olympic gold medal in the women's halfpipe snowboarding competition Tuesday. Rather than playing it safe, she went for it.
So, not only is Kim now a bonafide Olympic sensation, she's also a social media star. For Clark, 34, this was a chance to add to her medal collection. Bad conditions had shortened the women's snowboard slopestyle event one day earlier, and athletes said their performances were affected by the strong gusts. Getting to the Olympics-let alone scoring gold-is no easy feat, especially at such a young age.
Chloe's parents immigrated from South Korea in 1982 in search of new opportunity. She was the only athlete to post scores above 90 points, and one run in particular was a string of perfectly executed tricks.
When a fan asked if she sent her ice cream tweet while competing in the preliminary rounds, she replied "yes." I think, you know, if you're young - even if you're old, it doesn't matter how old you are - but if you find something that you really want to try, just give it a try.