Chloe Kim Biography
Chloe Kim is an American snowboarder who was the gold medal winner at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In the competition, she became the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding medal at the age of 17 in the women’s snowboard halfpipe.
She has won four gold medals in the annual X Games and is also the first woman to win two gold medals in snowboarding at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. As of 2019, she is the World, Olympic, Youth Olympic, and X Games champion in the halfpipe, and the first to win the title at all three major events.
Chloe Kim Age | How Old is Chloe Kim
The 2018 Olympic Winter Games women’s gold medal winner is 18 years old as of 2018. She was born on in Long Beach, California, United States.
Chloe Kim Korean – Parents
Kim’s parents are from South Korea but she was born in the U.S. in Long Beach, California. The family lived in Torrance, Los Angeles. Her mother is known as Boran Yun Kim while her father is Jong Jin Kim. He quit his job to take his daughter for her snowboarding training.
Chloe Kim’s Siblings
Kim has two siblings from her father’s first marriage. They are older sisters Tracy and Erica.
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Kim began snowboarding at the age of four. Her father used to drive her to California’s Mountain High resort. At first he took his daughter to participate in the sport for her mother to join him though she did not take the “bait”. Soon the young Kim the team at Mountain High and had her first competition at the age of six. At seven, she was competing at the junior national and won a medal.
She went to live in Switzerland with her aunt for two years as she learnt French. She joined the Swiss snowboard team and on one visiting trip with his father, he noted that she could compete at the Olympics.
When she got back in California, Kim joined a developmental program at Mammoth Mountain. Her father used to take her every weekend as the drive was long (more than five hours for 350 miles). She also trained on skateboarding with her father’s technique of riding with either foot forward reinforced her ability to snowboard.
Chloe Kim X Games
Among other competitions like the U.S. Grand Prix and the Dew Tour, Kim took part in the X Games. By the age of 13, she won a silver medal at the competition. She took part in the games in 2015 and won a gold medal. In 2016 when the games were held in Aspen she won another gold medal and when they were held in Oslo she was the gold medalist again.
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