17-year-old Chloe Kim rose to the occasion in her Olympic debut, winning the gold medal in the women’s snowboard halfpipe on Tuesday morning at Phoenix Snow Par.. Kim didn’t waste any time setting the tone for entire field in her first run, scoring a 93.75. Liu Jiayu of China was in a distant second with a score of 85.50.
After Kim fell in her second run, Jiayu netted an even higher score of 89.75. Clearly unfazed by her slight misstep, Kim posted a tweet about not finishing her breakfast sandwich prior to her final run.
Kim officially snagged the gold medal after Jiayu fell in her final run. With the gold already in her possession, the California native took a victory lap of sorts, by landing back-to-back 1080s, which she did for the first time at the U.S. Grand Prix two years ago. She earned a whopping score of 98.25 for her efforts.
And just like that, a new American superstar is born.
source: complex.com BYJOSE MARTINEZ