February 22, 2018

Kim makes halfpipe final with top mark, Clark just advances

12 February 2018, 03:46 | Joan Schultz

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Kim would have competed in the Sochi Olympics in 2014 but at 13 years old two years shy of the minimum she was too young. Now 17 she is prepared to make her Olympic debut a memorable one as a gold medal favorite

The teen sensation - who began snowboarding at age 4 in California - carried the USA flag and won two gold medals at the Youth Olympic Games in 2016 in halfpipe and slopestyle.

"There are lots of great athletes in this event", said Liu, who is competing in her third Olympics.

The favorite to win gold in this event, Kim enters at 17 years of age and fresh off a gold in the 2018 Winter X-Games.

Two years ago, Kim became the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s - she did a frontside 1080 on one wall of the halfpipe, followed by a cab 1080 on the other wall - in a competition run. You can really never go wrong with them.

United States freestyle snowboarder Chloe Kim competes in the women's halfpipe qualifying round at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, on February 12, 2018.

NBC's Olympics Twitter account then joined the fun, creating a poll to determine what flavor ice cream Kim should eat.

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There was a nervous wait for Kim's compatriots Kelly Clark and Arielle Gold as they waited to see whether they had finished in the top 12 and qualified for the final. At 34, she is competing in her fifth games. Her dad has made sure she's still involved in as many senior activities as possible, Jayne said, as she finds a balance between work and play. "All kids just want to be a normal teenager and that's what she seems like to me". Because of that, she had a long, drawn-out wait. Her first quote following the competition: "I want my ice cream". Teammate Maddie Mastro also is only 17.

"I want everything to look good and ideal even though it may not be insane progressive or new", Kim said, "but I do want it to look good so everyone feels happy when they watch", Kim said.

Risky gusts that caused havoc in the women's slopestyle final and forced the postponement of the women's giant slalom periodically sent puffs of snow swirling across the top of the halfpipe run.

"By the time I was six I would blow down the mountain and be sitting at the bottom of the lift, waiting for my dad to do all of his dainty turns and come meet me", Kim told Sports Illustrated.

That love of snowboarding has been what's allowed her to progress, Kim said.

"I'm very thankful for him", Kim said.

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