Meet Chloe Kim, the 17-year-old snowboarder taking over the Olympics

Feb. 9, 2018

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Chloe Kim has the chance to be the youngest female snowboarder to win Olympic gold.

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At just 17 years old, she has already made history as the first X Games athlete to win four golds before turning 18.

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The Korean-American, who grew up in California, has been hitting the slopes since she was 4.

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Kim was inspired to pursue the sport by her father, Kim Jong Jin.

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By the time I was 6 I would blow down the mountain and be sitting at the bottom of the lift, waiting for my dad to do all of his dainty turns and come meet me.

— Chloe Kim to Sports Illustrated

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When she’s not on the slopes, Kim shares photos of her favorite sweets and her dog, Reese, on Instagram.

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Oreo even named her a spokesperson.

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She’s like any other teenager — but she just happens to be one that will compete in the halfpipe at this year’s Olympics.

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