Sport Chloe Kim takes gold for the USA in halfpipe final

05:37  13 february  2018
05:37  13 february  2018 Source:   MSN

17-year-old Chloe Kim wanted some ice cream in the middle of her first Olympic event

  17-year-old Chloe Kim wanted some ice cream in the middle of her first Olympic event 17-year-old Chloe Kim is expected to become one of the next great American Olympic stars. She is a heavy favourite to win gold in the ladies' halfpipe.There is a lot of pressure on American snowboarder Chloe Kim, who at 17 years old, is a heavy favourite to win gold in the ladies' halfpipe, and is expected to be one of the next American Olympic stars.

Chloe Kim (L) celebrates with Kelly Clark after the women's snowboard halfpipe at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix on Jan. 20, 2018 in Mammoth, Calif. Arielle Gold Highlights Final Team USA Qualifiers In Halfpipe , Slopestyle/Big Air Snowboarding Jan.

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Chloe Kim of the U.S. reacts.© Jorge Silva/Reuters Chloe Kim of the U.S. reacts. NBC had been pushing American snowboarder Chloe Kim as the new face of the Winter Olympics in 2018. It turns out the network was smart to do so.

The 17-year-old from Long Beach, Calif., backed up the hype by earning her first ever gold medal in the women’s snowboard halfpipe event. She put down a massive score of 93.75 on her first of three runs, easily taking first place. Her third run, after she clinched gold, was a huge 98.25.

She tried for the back-to-back 1080 in her second run, but wasn’t quite able to land it, though she didn’t need it. She is the first woman to ever do back-to-back 1080s in competition. On her third run, with the gold medal clinched, Kim did back-to-back 1080 spins, and landed them this time.

Winter Olympics: Scotty James makes Pyeonchang snowboard halfpipe final

  Winter Olympics: Scotty James makes Pyeonchang snowboard halfpipe final Australian flagbearer Scotty James has easily advanced to the men's snowboard halfpipe final at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeonchang, as Shaun White staked a claim for a third gold medal. James, the 2017 world champion, simply went through the motions as he progressed to Wednesday's final, posting a score of 89.00 on his first run before completing qualifying with a 96.75 to be second on the overall standings.

Final World Cup At Olympic Pipe . The buzz going around amongst riders is that the 2018 Olympic halfpipe is one of the best in the world. Kim Leads USA Sweep in Olso. Chloe Kim continued her X Games domination in Oslo, taking home the gold in women's halfpipe snowboarding.

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Kim’s victory continues a streak of Team USA dominance in the event; her gold medal was America’s fourth in the six Olympiads that have included the halfpipe event. American Arielle Gold took bronze, while Liu Jiayu of China took silver, with a score of 89.75.

It’s a coronation for Kim, who already has four Winter X Games golds in the event. The prodigy joins fellow snowboarder Red Gerard, who won the men’s slopestyle event Saturday, as the US’s only two gold medalists to have born in 2000 or later.

Veteran American Kelly Clark was in bronze position until the third runs, when Gold unseated her. Gold took silver medals behind Kim in the Winter X Games in 2016 and 2018.

Winter Olympics: How the Aussies fared on day three in Pyeongchang .
Away from the moguls, it was a game of inches for two Australian snowboarders in the women's halfpipe on day three in Pyeongchang .The main attention was once again on the moguls, this time for the men as Matt Graham kicked Australia's Olympic campaign into gear with a silver medal. But earlier, two Australian snowboarders were in action in the qualification for the women's halfpipe.Emily Arthur and Holly Crawford were up for Australia, at opposite ends of their Olympic careers.Games debutant Arthur, from Woronora Heights in the Sutherland Shire, lost control on her first run, and scored a 30.

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