Chloe Kim from Torrance, California is a star athlete in the world of halfpipe snowboarding. Not only has she championed in nearly everything she's competed in, including the X Games and on World Cups, she is a two-time gold medalist at the Olympics in 2018 and 2022. The only reason Chloe was not able to compete in the 2014 Olympics was due to the age restriction. Fun fact: Kim knocks on her snowboard twice ritually before every run because of the old saying of knocking on wood for good luck.
Not only has she excelled athletically, but she has also excelled academically. She attended Princeton University and fluently speaks three different languages.
After taking a pause from competition in the 2022-23 season, Kim is returning to the competitive snowboarding circuit in 2024.
"I feel like amplitude is always the main thing for me!"
4 Things You Didn't Know About Chloe Kim
- 1. I knock on my snowboard twice before I start my run. Because snowboards are made from wood, so knock on wood, for good luck.
- 2. She was unable to compete at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 due to age restrictions.
- 3. Kim began studying at Princeton University in 2019. As of May 2020, she took a leave of absence to refocus completely on snowboarding.
- 4. A first-generation Korean American, she is fluent in French, English, and Korean.
Chloe Kim Wins Gold | Snowboard World Champs Halfpipe Aspen 2021
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Chloe Kim’s First Place Semi-Final Run in Women’s Halfpipe - 2019 Burton U.S. Open
Chloe Kim Post Win Snowboard Halfpipe 2019 World Champs - Park City
Chloe Kim Wins Snowboard Halfpipe 2019 World Champs - Park City