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- 17-year-old Chloe Kim is expected to become one of the next great American Olympic stars.
- She is a heavy favorite to win gold in the ladies’ halfpipe.
- Despite all the pressure of Kim’s first Olympics, she simply wanted some ice cream in the middle of her first event.
There is a lot of pressure on American snowboarder Chloe Kim, who at 17 years old, is a heavy favorite to win gold in the ladies’ halfpipe, and is expected to be one of the next American Olympic stars.
But if you thought Kim might be a little nervous during her first Olympic event, guess again.
Kim ran the first of her two qualifying runs on Monday, scoring a 91.50, nearly four points better than any of the other competitors. Moments later, she showed just how cool of a competitor she really is, sending out a tweet in the middle of the competition simply saying she could go for some ice cream.
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A short while later, Kim nailed her second run and scored a 95.50 to easily qualify as one of the 12 snowboarders who will advance to the final round.
In the meantime, somebody get Kim some ice cream!
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