Chloe Kim was born in Long Beach, California to her Korean immigrant parents. She started snowboarding at the age of four at Mountain High resort in Southern California. Her father drove her five hours to snowboard every weekend and that is how she grew to be such an excellent snowboarder. Chloe started competing at the age of six as a snowboarding member of team mountain high. From eight to ten years old she trained in Valais, Switzerland. She then returned to California and went on to join the U.S. Snowboarding team in 2013.

She was too young to compete in the Sochi Winter Olympics of 2014, so she went on to compete in the X Games. She became the youngest person to win a gold medal, but she soon lost the status to snowboarder Kelly Slidaru. This year Chloe Kim stole all of our hearts by being the youngest woman ever to win a gold medal in snowboarding while she dominated the women’s halfpipe with a high score of 98.25.

“Chloe Kim is so inspiring to me because she shows me that age doesn’t matter when it comes to being successful and if she can do it, I can too.”-Abby Lico 2018.

by, Macy Davis (21′) and Ellie Turner (21′)

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