Referred to in recent years as "The Future of Women's Snowboarding," now that she is an Olympic gold medalist, Chloe Kim the "Now of Women's Snowboarding."
Though her bubbly personality and a broad smile may lead you to believe she's just another "normal" SoCal teenager, Kim is a fierce competitor who has worked very hard to get to the front of the pack. She was unable to compete at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 due to age restrictions, but she set her sights set on the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, where she won the women's halfpipe gold medal in front of family that still live in her parents' native country of South Korea.
What are your pre-competition rituals/superstitions?
I knock on my snowboard twice before I start my run. Because snowboards are made from wood, so knock on wood, for good luck.
Favorite activities outside of your sport?
Going hiking with my dog and family
OFF THE SNOW
When she has time away from her hectic snowboard schedule, Kim is busy at Mammoth High School, where she studies with the Independent Learning Center. She has recently traded her manicured fingernails for the trimmed nails and calluses that come along with playing acoustic guitar. Fluent in French, English, and Korean, Kim is a first-generation Korean American. She also loves animals and skating tranny.
- Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team
- 2018 Pyeongchang
- Mammoth High School
- Years on Team: 5
OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES
Gold, PyeongChang, KOR, 2018
WORLD SNOWBOARD TOUR
1st, HP, 2016
1st, HP, 2015
1st, Overall, 2014
12th, HP, 2013
Gold, Aspen, USA, 2018
Gold, Aspen, USA, 2016
Gold, Oslo, NOR, 2016
Gold, Aspen, USA, 2015
Silver, Aspen, USA, 2014
Bronze, Aspen, USA, 2017
WORLD CUP HIGHLIGHTS
Seven career podiums
Five career victories (Three Toyota U.S. Grand Prix wins)
YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES
Gold, HP, Lillehammer, NOR, 2016
Gold, SS, Lillehammer, NOR, 2016