American snowboarder Chloe Kim became an instant star at the 2018 Winter Olympics when she became the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding gold medal. At just 17, she took home gold in the women's snowboard halfpipe. Since then, she has become an athlete to watch.
Now 21, Kim was back in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and successfully defend her gold in the halfpipe. The victory in Beijing made her the first in the women's halfpipe to take home multiple and consecutive golds.
Kim needed only one run to win gold. She began Wednesday's final with a first run score of 94.00, the best mark of the night by over three points. She fell during her second and third runs, but her first was impressive enough to hold on and win gold.
Her main competition was American and world runner-up Maddie Mastro, China's Cai Xuetong and Spain's Queralt Castellet.
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