Chloe Kim wins two gold medals at Youth Winter Olympics

Is there any doubt that Chloe Kim is the best damn snowboarder in the world right now?

I keep writing posts about Chloe Kim because she continues to be awesome, and shows no signs of stopping. Her latest triumph: winning two gold medals at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.

Chloe Kim sweeps halfpipe, slopestyle at Youth Winter Olympics

The 15-year-old snowboarding phenom from La Palma, California kicked off the Youth Winter Olympic festivities by serving as Team USA's flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony, then proceeded to take gold last week in both the halfpipe and slopestyle -- despite dealing with a stomach problem and a sore knee.

On day 3 of Youth Olympic games -- less than a week after she became the first woman to score a perfect 100 in a top-level competition -- Chloe took the gold medal in the women's halfpipe with an impressive overall score of 96.50, ahead of silver medalist Emily Arthur of Australia and bronze medalist Yu-Rim Jeong of South Korea.

On Friday, Chloe took the gold medal in women's slopestyle snowboarding. Despite little practice, a "stomach problem thing" -- her words -- and a "super-sore" knee, she scored 87.50 on her first run and 88.25 on her second run. Elli Pikkujamsa won the silver medal and her Finnish teammate Henna Ikola took the bronze.

While winning in slopestyle is a new achievement, Chloe tells ESPN she'll likely keep her focus on the halfpipe to make the 2018 Olympic team, but leaves the door open to try competing in both in the future.

"It was always my dream to go to the Olympics for halfpipe and slopestyle, but nowadays everyone is so good at both, it would be hard to keep up and do well at both. But it is something I want to try. Maybe after this Olympics, I'll give it a season trying to do both."

Up next, Chloe will compete this week in the Winter X Games Olso.

Is there any doubt that Chloe Kim is the best damn snowboarder in the world right now? She is unstoppable.

More here: Snowboarder Chloe Kim Has Been Unstoppable In 2016. What Does She Think About It All?


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