During the 2018 Winter Olympics, Chloe Kim picked up a significant win following the highest score of the competition: 98.25 in total. Celebrity Insider reported at the beginning of the week that Redmond Gerard, also 17-years-old, picked up a gold medal as well.
Khloe made history like Gerard (except Gerard was the first American to place this year), as the youngest girl to ever win the gold medal in snowboarding. Chloe said her biggest goal was to make it to the Olympics and land a trick. It “was her main goal.”
When speaking with reporters from NBC Sports, Kim said, “I was so happy I could do it and take home the gold.” The 17-year-old, whose parents are from South Korea, explained that to win the Gold Medal in the country they’re from is indeed an honor.
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During the competition, Chloé took to Twitter to update her fans and followers about how she chose not to eat a breakfast sandwich, a decision she came to regret.
Kim admitted she was beginning to get “hangry,” a colloquialism for “hungry” and “angry” together as one state of being. However, apparently, she didn’t need to have a big breakfast after all because she won.
Chloe said, “I just couldn’t believe it. It was such an amazing feeling.” As you may know, this is the first time South Korea has held the Winter Olympics in recent memory.
It comes during a particularly turbulent time between the USA, North Korea, Russia, China, and other Western nations.
Team Russia was banned from this year’s event because of widespread doping, an activity which the Russian government willingly participated in. However, many of the country’s athletes came out to South Korea to attend anyway, but as independent competitors.