Gold for all! Team USA on a snowboard win streak

"I'm a little overwhelmed".

Chloe Kim took the world by storm Tuesday when she won the gold in the ladies' halfpipe snowboarding competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

"Stoked to bring home the gold", the 17-year-old wrote on her personal Twitter account.

"Crazy. Quite a mission", Chloe recalled. She told NBC Olympics previous year that, with hindsight, she can see the decision was actually for the best: "Now that I think about it, I'm really glad I wasn't able to go".

And she definitely lived up to the hype, snagging the gold medal and landing some awe-inspiring tricks. However, she managed to earn that one, too.

That mark would have been good enough for victory, but Kim thrilled the Pyeongchang crowd at the Phoenix Snow Park by scoring 98.25 - 1.75 short of flawless - for her third and final run to clinch gold. "But the contest was not over".

But if she was nervous while waiting between her runs, she didn't show it. But one prize had always eluded him - an Olympic gold medal. She went for her big and signature move - three spins off one wall of the pipe followed by three more on the other - and nailed it.

"I'm super happy, because now this stupid question has gone away", Hirscher said after his win, "Now the question is Zzzzzzztt".

Kim also tallied the music she listened to. But Kim didn't see it that way. I think, you know, if you're young - even if you're old, it doesn't matter how old you are - but if you find something that you really want to try, just give it a try. "I went to school in America". She will get a shot at redemption in the women's 1,500 meters on Saturday.

There are a lot of things that have to go into achieving a near ideal gold medal run.

Chloe Kim stamped her name on a new era of snowboarding with a run down the halfpipe that, officially, did not mean anything, but to her, meant everything. Just minutes before her third and final run, Kim's mind was not on the halfpipe but on her stomach.

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The miscategorized meal went over just fine, clearly, and it doesn't seem like Kim is hard to please when it comes to food.

Kim was born in Torrence, California and raised on Long Beach.

Chloe often speaks of the sacrifices her family has made to help make her dream a reality. Her way of giving it was the classic run she put down at the end. "I said, 'This one's for Grams, '" Chloe said. "So it's very special". That same day, she recommended churros as a way to combat nerves.

The final round, consisting of three runs, will start Tuesday.

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Gold, who had missed the 2014 Sochi Games due to injury, took bronze with a top score of 85.85.

"The doctors [say] that the more that it happens, the less impactful it is", Gold said.

Within 90 minutes, her followers had increased sixfold. "I'm grateful to share the podium with her". Before the competition, her dad sent her an important text: Today is the day the imugi turns into that dragon.

"It is not about the weather", Jong said. "My dream came true". Combined with the whirlwind of gold medal ceremonies, it isn't surprising her memory eventually failed her. "I told them I loved them", Kim said.

On commenter wrote: "You wanna make me cry?"

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