At just 17 years old, Chloe Kim is taking the snowboarding world by storm. After making history as the only athlete in X Games history to win three gold medals before her 16th birthday, Chloe now finds herself in Pyeongchang, where she is competing in the Olympics for the first time.
“As I got older and kept snowboarding, I definitely fell in love with it,” Chloe told USA Today before her Olympics debut. “I feel like snowboarding’s kind of an art form — everyone is just unique in their own way.”
At the women’s snowboard halfpipe event, Chloe’s first-ever Olympic competition, she led the competition with a 91.50 on her first run and a 95.50 on her second run. However, between her first and second run, Chloe wasn’t pacing with anxiety — or even practicing. Instead, she was tweeting about ice cream.
“Could be down for some ice cream rn,” Chloe tweeted as her competitors tried, and failed, to match her score.
“Aren’t you competing right now?” an inquiring user named Spencer responded. “Yes…,” Chloe replied, as if tweeting about ice cream in the middle of the Olympics were the most normal thing in the world.
Even after she cinched the top spot in the competition, Chloe still had ice cream on the brain. According to 12 News, Chloe’s first quote following the competition was “I want my ice cream.” In case you’re wondering, she prefers vanilla Swiss almond and mango sorbet.
The women’s snowboard halfpipe competition continues on Tuesday morning (or Monday night in the United States), when Chloe will compete with 11 other women — including three of her American teammates — for the gold.
Here’s to hoping she finally got that ice cream she was craving. Watch the video below to learn more about Chloe’s road to the Olympics.
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Photos: USA Today; Twitter / Chloe Kim
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