Chloe Kim’s Career Highlights (So Far)
After the most recent gold medal in the 2022 Olympic Women’s Halfpipe Competition, the entire world knows that American Chloe Kim is on top of the snowboarding world.
However, the Mammoth Mountain Community has known all about Chloe Kim since she is a Southern California native who joined the Mammoth Mountain snowboard team and trained here before dominating on the world stage. We’ve known how talented Kim is for awhile, but in case you’re just now learning about her we’ve put together a short list of her snowboarding career highlights here for you to check out!
Since Kim is only 21 years old these highlights are just a glimpse of what we expect to be a long career. If you want to follow in her footsteps and ride at Mammoth Mountain then stop by ASO Mammoth for the best ski and snowboard rentals and gear in Mammoth Lakes!
Youngest Gold Medalist in X Games History
Although Kim was already known on the world stage for her halfpipe riding by the time the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics rolled around, she was too young to compete. Instead, she earned a silver medal in the 2014 Winter X Games halfpipe competition, and then followed it up by winning gold in 2015.
Not surprisingly, at the time Kim was the youngest person to win a gold medal in X Games history, and when she won again in 2016 she became the first person under 16 to win back-to-back gold medals.
First Woman to Land Back-to-Back 1080s in a Contest
If 2016 wasn’t full of enough firsts for Chloe Kim, she also became the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s in competition at the U.S. Grand Prix in Park City. Oh, and that run earned her a perfect score of 100 from the judges making her the second person to ever do so besides Shaun White.
2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Kim didn’t slow down as soon as she was able to compete on the Olympic stage.
When the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics rolled around Kim dominated the women’s halfpipe competition, scoring an astounding 98.25 to win the gold medal. Kim’s win made her the youngest woman to ever win a gold medal at the Olympic halfpipe competition. If that wasn’t enough, Kim became the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s in the Olympics.
2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
It may seem like winning is a given for Kim at this point, but when you’re competing against the world’s best there are no givens. That’s what makes Kim’s 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic performance even more impressive.
Kim’s first run in the halfpipe finals put her in first place, and no other riders where able to top her score from there. Kim didn’t rest on her high score though, as she attempted to push women’s snowboarding even further by attempting to land the first 1260 in a women’s snowboarding competition.
Although she didn’t land the 1260 in this competition, Kim came extremely close and still won the gold medal. She became the first woman to win back-to-back halfpipe gold medals in Olympic history and we will be watching every competition she’s in to see her land the 1260!