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Chloe Kim becomes first woman to land 1260 in halfpipe at X games

Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim is the first woman in history to land a 1260 in a women’s halfpipe competition at the X games.

According to Forbes, the 23-year-old landed the move on her return to competition at the LAAX Open last week.

Kim had already secured the gold medal on Friday with her first two runs. During her final run, a victory lap, she decided to attempt a cab 1260, a move she attempted at the Beijing games.

“I really wanted to do that trick for a long time,” she said, per NBC Sports. “I wish it was a little cleaner, but I’m really stoked that I was able to put it down.”

Kim now has seven SuperPipe gold medals, tying her mentor Kelly Clark.

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