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Chloe Kim fulfills high expectations, captures gold

Chloe Kim
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Whatever Chloe Kim is eating, I want some!
The 17-year old Californian won a gold medal in the snowboard half-pipe Tuesday. While waiting to compete, she tweeted that she regretted she didn’t finish her breakfast sandwich because she was “hangry.” For those unfamiliar with the term, “hangry” is a mashup of hungry + angry.


In the qualifying rounds yesterday, she tweeted that she liked the churros and was looking forward to some ice cream.


The kid from Southern California, the center of skateboard culture, was just about to reach the pinnacle of her sport when she looked down from atop of the halpipe run.  With members of her parents, three sisters, three aunts, two cousins and her South Korean grandmother cheering her on, Kim put on a show that surpassed all expectations.
Chloe put up a score of 93.75 on the first of her three finals runs. As it turns out, that score was enough to win the gold. On her second run, she tried to do a double 1080, a maneuver that she was the first woman to do, but she couldn’t quite pull it off.
On her third run, she already knew she had won the gold medal so she didn’t need to push it. She went for it anyway and was able to nail her signature double 1080. She scored 98.75 – close to perfection.
After Chloe’s third run, she found her family and finally allowed herself to let the tears flow, her hunger pangs forgotten.


Watch Hightlights of Chloe’s almost perfect run:
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