The best snowboarder you won't see at the Olympics

13-year-old Chloe Kim is the youngest Winter X Games medalist in history

You won't see American snowboarder Chloe Kim competing at the Olympics. At 13 years old, she's too young. The Olympics' age requirement requires athletes to turn 16 during the Olympic year, meaning Kim would've had to turn 15 by December 31, 2013 to qualify to compete. Too bad, because she's amazing.

Over the weekend at the Winter X Games in Aspen, the eighth grader from La Palma, California proved she would have been a podium contender in Sochi, taking second in the women's halfpipe behind veteran Kelly Clark and becoming the youngest Winter X Games medalist in history.

Here's video of Chloe's silver-winning run from Saturday. Just watch:

Style for days. Here's some more on this young asskicker:

Dude, I love this girl. Chloe Kim is the future.

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