This is why I love "victory lap" runs. All the fear and anxiety of competition us gone, and they're just there to have a good time and live in the moment. It often results in exceptional performances.
This was a run where she had already won the gold with a 93.75 and was just for the 1080s, which she had not done in her first run
Well I don't think anybody has believed in their kid more than her dad. Quitting his job when she was 8 because he saw something special in her is an insane thing to do. 9 years later she's literally the best female rider in the world. Great job dad! I hope more parents find inspiration in your dedication to your daughter.
To clarify how good this score is... She still would have won gold with her previous run of 93.75
Chloe Kim: Kim is a second-generation Korean-American and still has family living in South Korea, where the 2018 Winter Olympics is being held. She's trilingual, being fluent in Korean, French and English. Kim was born in Long Beach, California. Kim's father started her on a snowboard at 4 years old at their local resort of Mountain High, CA and she started competing at 6 as a member of Team Mountain High. Then she trained in Valais, Switzerland from 8 to 10 years old before returning to California and training at Mammoth Mountain, CA. Kim joined up with U.S. Snowboarding in 2013. -Wikipedia
Damn CBC skipped her last run and switched to alpine skiing. I knew I'd find it on Reddit!
Edit: Thanks for suggesting watching online people
Incredible performances by Chloe, Liu Jiayu, and Arielle Gold tonight. The future looks bright for women’s halfpipe.
Red Gerrard and Chloe Kim need to make a super baby.
The Snowboarder who was Promised.