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American snowboard phenom Chloe Kim secured her first Olympic gold on Monday night, easily winning the women’s halfpipe event in Pyeongchang. The 17-year-old Kim wasted no time in announcing her arrival and setting the bar for the competition, crushing an incredible first run to close out the opening round. Kim found major air on the first hit, then went straight into a 1080, then hit a 900 before executing an inverted 540. She closed out with a 720 on the final hit.

The outstanding run earned Kim a 93.75, vaulting her into first place. She was ecstatic at the bottom of the hill upon finding out her total.

Nobody would top Kim’s first run, guaranteeing her the gold as she headed into her third and final run. In that glory run, Kim managed to outdo herself and earn a score of 98.25 after drilling back-to-back 1080s on the pipe. It was an emphatic final stamp on her arrival to the Olympic stage.

Read more at CBS LA

 

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