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Chloe Kim is the youngest woman to win a snowboarding gold medal

Chloe Kim is the youngest woman to win a snowboarding gold medal

Germany's Natalie Geisenberger won her second successive Olympic gold medal in the women's singles luge on Tuesday.

Enthusiasm doesn't even begin to touch the support that Jong Kim, Chloe's father, poured into his daughter and her passion for snowboarding since age 4. Before even competing in her third and final run, Chloe had sealed her golden win.

Chloe Kim, back turned, celebrates her gold with her family.

With a gold medal around her neck.

Instead, she chose to go out with a bang and pull back-to-back 1080 spins - a feat no other woman has ever landed in an official competition.

"I found out after second run she was at the bottom", Kim said, "and I said, 'This one's for Grams.' I hope she enjoyed watching it and I can't wait to go shopping with her".

Kim's score of 98.75 flirted with perfection.

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The 17-year-old Kim produced a top score of 98.25 points on her third and final run to beat Liu by nearly 10 points in front of the largest crowd seen at the venue.

Her run was lovely, and she clinched a 93.75. Jong says in the video he knew Chloe was a special talent by age eight, and he soon after quit his job so he could facilitate her burgeoning snowboarding career.

"Chloe Kim's story is the story of people who come to these shores, determined to make a life".

Korean and American fans celebrated together as Kim laid down her spectacular array of tricks.

There was a lot of pressure, but I'm happy I was able to do it here and do it for the fans and the family. On her first trip down she listened to "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga and scored a 93.75, ESPN reports.

Chloe Kim has mentioned in interviews that she often listens to CL's music and dances to it before she competes. Her Twitter feed is filled with reflections on Netflix, homework, and her cravings for pizza, churros, hot Cheetos, and ice cream.

South Korea's Kim Min-seok sparked wild celebrations by taking bronze to open the host nation's speed skating account at the Games. But at just 17 years old, she's also a regular American teen who loves listening to Cardi B and tweeting about breakfast sandwiches.

"Everybody does hard work for their kid, but I thank my daughter because she achieved the result", he added.