Chloe Kim, 17 -year-old Team USA star, prevails halfpipe gold

Snowboarding prodigy Chloe Kim landed a amber medal in women’s halfpipe Tuesday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, becoming the the youngest female to win an Olympic snowboarding medal.

Kim, a 17 -year-old California native, excelled during the course of its contender and took dwelling gold with a score of 98.25. She gave a tally of 93.75 during the first of her three controls in the finals.

Chloe Kim, of the United States, moves such courses during the women’s halfpipe characterizing at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. ( AP Photo/ Kin Cheung)

Between her second and third lopes Tuesday, Kim voiced on Twitter that she was “getting hangry” as she didn’t finish her breakfast sandwich before the competition.

The Team USA star was the only snowboarder to post a rating over 90 during the first two rounds. Arielle Gold, likewise of Team USA, took the bronze.

Kim is a first-generation Korean-American, as her parents hail from the Olympic host country of South Korea, where a handful of her relatives still live.

Kim is also a three-time X Games halfpipe gold medalist and two-time World Snowboard Tour halfpipe season champion. Her Olympics acquire came epoches after fellow Team USA snowboarders Red Gerard and Jamie Anderson also triumphed gold.

The Associated Press contributed to this report .

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