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'Gimme ice cream!' says United States teen Kim after halfpipe masterclass

'Gimme ice cream!' says United States teen Kim after halfpipe masterclass

US 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.

American snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim had one thing on her mind after she nailed top score in Olympic halfpipe qualifying with a jaw-dropping display Monday - a well-deserved ice cream.

A debut which went pretty well.

The 17-year-old La Palma, California, resident is already making a name for herself, and she hasn't even hit the slopes in South Korea yet.

Kim, the first female snowboarder to land back-to-back 1080s in competition, said she felt really good about her second run.

Kim went on to win gold three times in the X Games between 2015-16, beating out the woman she looked up to - and still does - Kelly Clark, a three-time Olympic medalist.

As a result, many people lamented the idea that the Olympics would go on without her. Kim admits that she, too, was disappointed at the time. "I don't really try to talk her on the phone these days, because I want her to be focused during the Olympics".

Her favorite flavor: vanilla Swiss almond.

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Or perhaps cookie and cream. The 17-year-old, also a four-time X Games champion, now tops the International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard half-pipe rankings.

Her absence from the Sochi Games was noteworthy.

"I want everything to look good and flawless 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.

"I just wrote 'Chloe, it's time to be a dragon, '" he said. "At least I'd like to think so", she told Sports Illustrated.

"They're loading chairs at 6 o'clock in the morning, when 90 percent of the teenagers in America are sleeping", said Kelley Jayne, a counselor at Mammoth High School, where Kim is enrolled in the FLEX program, allowing her to take classes around her busy snowboarding schedule.

"My grandma's in Seoul - she might be here", said Kim.

The women's half-pipe will start on Tuesday, and Jong-jin said he will be there along with his family. South Korea's Kwon Sun-oo failed to make the cut, finishing 20th.


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