Snowboarder Chloe Kim wins second straight X Games gold

Kim is the first X Games athlete to win two gold medals before turning 16.

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Awwwwww yeah! On Sunday in Colorado, badass 15-year-old snowboarder Chloe Kim successfully defended her women's snowboard superpipe gold in the final event at Winter X Games Aspen 2016.

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Last year, Chloe made history by becoming the youngest Winter X Games medalist ever at just 14 years old. Sunday's win makes her the the first winter athlete to win two X Games gold medals before turning 16.

Photo Credit: The Denver Post

Chloe had a near-perfect first run until she unexpectedly fell on the last hit, putting her in seventh place with a score of 63.00. Her flawless second run propelled her into first with a massive score of 95.00.

No other rider came close. Chloe took gold by a full nine points over Arielle Gold, who scored 86.00. China's Cai Xuetong, competing in her third X Games, won bronze, her first X medal.

Here's video of Chloe's gold-winning second run:

How badass is this girl? Two years ago, when Chloe made her debut at 13 years old in X Games Aspen 2014 and took the silver medal, they were calling her the future of women's snowboarding. Last year, she snagged gold and de-throned Kelly Clark, the most decorated snowboarder in history.

Folks, the future is now.

More here: Chloe Kim Becomes First Winter Athlete To Win Two X Games Gold Medals Before Age 16


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