Kim Graces The Cover Of Time Magazine
Ever since Chloe Kim won gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, her life never felt the same. At the age of 17, Kim was tossed into the spotlight. She was the youngest female snowboarder ever to win gold in Olympic history. She won the award for Best Female Athlete at the 2018 ESPYS and Best Female Action Sports Athlete in 2018, 2019, and 2021. In South Korea, where her parents were born, she was celebrated as a hero.
In her cover story with Time Magazine, Kim opens up about the reality behind the curtain of fame that came after she won the Olympics.
"Beneath the adulation, Kim was still a teenager living with her parents, struggling with the constraints of sudden celebrity and the post-Olympic depression common to elite athletes who spend their lives training for a moment that comes only once every four years," wrote Time reporter Sean Gregory.