Chloe Kim has become America’s pride by taking home the Gold for Snowboard Halfpipe and becoming the youngest Olympian to do so!
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 13, 2018
If that’s not enough to make you fall in love with her and say goals, she is also the only female in Olympics history to perform back-to-back 1080s and land them flawlessly.
The sunny 17-year-old from Los Angeles received a near-perfect score of 98.75 on her third attempt, which she had already won Gold at that point mind you, leaving all her competitors in the dust, or in the snow if we want to be literal.
I hate crying but I'll give myself a pass for this one. Thank you everyone for the love! Stoked to bring home the gold pic.twitter.com/vxApf1lxbI
— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 13, 2018
Winning gold for team USA as a young female woman is amazing enough but winning it in the country your parents were born in made this all the more special for Chloe.
“It means a lot just being able to do it where my family is from. A lot of pressure, but I’m happy I was able to do it here and do it for the fans and the family. It was a really fun moment for everyone.”
— Chloe Kim, via The Guardian