Going for Gold: Curling with an iRobot and a broom


But the 17-year-old delivered on the biggest stage, earning her first Olympic gold medal in women's snowboard halfpipe on Tuesday morning in South Korea. Though Chloe was too young to compete at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, she has plenty of gold.

Khloe made history like Gerard (except Gerard was the first American to place this year), as the youngest girl to ever win the gold medal in snowboarding.

Jong Jin Kim was the one who first taught her how to snowboard at age 4, and when he realized that she had potential, he quit his job to travel with her and support her dream. A score so solid, that none of the other competitors could match it by her final run.

The silver went to Liu Jiayu of China, with 89.75.

She had delighted fans in previous days by talking up her favorite junk food.

She also turned in the two best runs during Monday's qualifying runs, posting a 91.50 on her first run and then bettered that with a second run scored at 95.50.

It's ideal, easy, and oh-so-fitting for the 17-year-old from Torrance, California, who loves music and the mall nearly as much as she loves stomping her runs - and the competition - in the halfpipe.

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Chloe Kim has mentioned in interviews that she often listens to CL's music and dances to it before she competes.

"I think that Steamboat is proud to have so many Olympians here, but to be able to bring home a medal to the town that has given me so much is unbelievable", Gold told the Denver Post.

Her story as the child of immigrants, born and raised in Southern California, has been widely shared and touted as the ultimate American dream come true. Show me this picture of Chloe Kim's dad right before she hits the half-pipe.

Kim also revealed that her number one fan - her Seoul-based grandmother - had been in the crowd cheering her on.

Only Kim could not be further from a normal teenager because she does all of that at the same time as winning Olympic gold.

"I wish my name was Chloe Kim, not Ji-woo Kim", said another young Korean supporter at the bottom of the halfpipe run.