America just won its third gold medal (and sixth overall) at the 2018 Winter Olympics! Chloe Kim, at just 17 years old, won gold in the women’s halfpipe event in PyeongChang, South Korea, on Monday night, making history as the youngest woman to medal in snowboarding.
“I hate crying but I’ll give myself a pass for this one,” Kim tweeted after her winning run. “Thank you everyone for the love! Stoked to bring home the gold.”
Kim was considered the favorite for the gold heading to PyeongChang — her first Olympics — but with her event-topping, near-perfect 98.25 score, managed to exceed expectations.
During the finals, Kim was the picture of a calm, cool, and collected competitor, taking time in between her second and third runs to tweet a pretty relatable thought about food. “Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry,” she said.
During an earlier competition, Kim also said she wanted some ice cream, and the day before, she urged her followers to eat a churro if they ever got nervous because, hey, it seemed to work for her. So far, there’s no word on whether Kim got a celebratory platter of breakfast sandwiches and ice cream delivered to her following her victory.
Kim has way more than just her Twitter followers as support — while she competed on Monday, her dad could be seen holding up a hand-drawn, *laminated* sign that said “Go Chloe!” complete with a big red heart. We’re not crying, you’re crying.
Congrats to Chloe Kim on her major win!
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