Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Olympics medalist hopeful Chloe Kim has grown up with snowboarding

Olympics medalist hopeful Chloe Kim has grown up with snowboarding

"He actually dragged me to the mountain when I was 4 to bribe my mom to come snowboard with him, so it really wasn't voluntary on my part", she said. "But yesterday, I just couldn't get to sleep". "She wasn't getting out or anything, but at that age, to be able to have the courage, in this pipe that's so much bigger than you, to really try to get up and out of the top of the pipe is pretty impressive for a little kid".

"I'm always more nervous in qualies", Kim said. "You want to walk away having put down your best runs when it counts, and today I was unable to do that". She's caught the eye of junk food companies, too - Oreo is one of many to hop on the Chloe Kim bandwagon. "We were awestruck because she's an incredible athlete, and then she's an incredible young teenage woman".

Chloe Kim in action en route to first place finish in the ladies' FIS Snowboard World Cup at the 2016 U.S Snowboarding Park City Grand Prix on February 6, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

"It would be meaningful if I can get a gold medal in my parents' country", Kim told the press.

Launching herself off the side of the SuperPipe at the X Games in January 2017, snowboarder Chloe Kim made history.

An Olympic debut in PyeongChang is an added bonus for Kim since she is a first generation Korean-American who still has family living in South Korea.

When she was just 13, the Californian was too young for the 2014 Sochi Games, but four years later, the multiple X Games, World Snowboard Tour and Winter Youth Olympics victor is considered a big contender in the women's halfpipe.

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She has six X Games medals, including four gold.

This time in PyeongChang, she'll be a participant.

"I want everything to look good and flawless even though it may not be insane progressive or new", Kim said, "but I do want it to look good so everyone feels happy when they watch", Kim said. Because of that, she had a long, drawn-out wait.

"She definitely reminds me of myself. She takes more runs than anyone", said Clark, a five-time Olympian and three-time Olympic medalist.

In the meantime, Kim will graduate with her class at Mammoth High School in June. "I love that about her, because I look at what people will see when they see her, like oh, she's got all the right things that will help other people be successful". She has been defined as a "fierce competitor" and is a favorite to medal.

"But I'll be OK with mango sorbet", Kim said.

They began to see the dividends in 2014.

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