The 15 best photos from Chloe Kim’s dominating gold-medal performance in the ladies’ half-pipe

Chloe Kim cemented her status as the next American Olympic star with her dominating performance in the ladies’ halfpipe.

Kim nailed her first of three runs in the final and then coasted to her first gold medal at just 17 years old. Later, with the gold medal already locked up, she threw down back-to-back 1080s, becoming the first woman to do so in the Olympics and scoring a nearly perfect 98.25.

Not only was the performance dominant, but it was also visually stunning. Below, we collected 15 of the best photos from photographers for Getty, Reuters, and the Associated Press.


Kim during training in the days leading up to the event.

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Mike Blake/Reuters

Kim spends a lot of time upside down.

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Mike Blake/Reuters

When she is not upside down, she was getting some serious air during one of her qualifying runs.

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Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Kim scored at least 91.5 in four of her five runs at the Olympics.

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Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Nobody else in the competition ever scored a 90 in any of their runs.

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David Ramos/Getty Images

An awesome view of Kim with the village in the background.

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Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The silhouette on the wall looks almost childlike, fitting for a competitor who dedicated herself to the sport at a young age.


She makes it look so easy.

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Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

And was soaring above the trees.


It is a long way to the bottom of the half-pipe from here.

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Issei Kato/Reuters

At the end of Kim’s third run, it was time to celebrate.

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Clive Rose/Getty Images

She tweeted earlier in the competition that she was getting “hangry.” She seemed fine after the final run.

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Jorge Silva/Reuters

She shed a tear during the victory ceremony.

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But then her playful side came through.

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Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

We haven’t seen the end of Chloe Kim.


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