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Published: Thursday, February 01, 2018 @ 12:14 PM
— Chloe Kim has become one of snowboarding’s most renowned names. The 17-year-won the gold medal at the 2018 Games Feb. 13, making her the youngest female medalist in the halfpipe category.
She has won back-to-back X Games titles in 2015 and 2016 and two gold medals at the 2016 youth Olympic Games.
Kim qualified mathematically for the U.S. Olympic team in Sochi, but at age 13, was not old enough to compete.
She could become the youngest female snowboarding medalist at the age of 17, but she may be beaten to the record by Hailey Langland, since the slopestyle competition falls one day before half-pipe.
Kim was born April 23, 2000, in Long Beach, California. She was on a snowboard by the age of 4, but was not thrilled with the sport at first. Kim grew up taking trips to Mammoth with her father, who would drive six hours each way on the weekends. He would form a makeshift bed for Kim in the back seat of their SUV.
At the age of 6, Kim entered her first competition and won junior nationals the following year.
South Korea connection
Kim is a first generation Korean-American. Her parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1998. Kim is fluent in Korean and her mother's side of the family lives in Seoul.
Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 12:59 AM
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States has won the gold medal in the women's giant slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Published: Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 11:09 AM
— Mikaela Shiffrin, is the youngest-ever Olympic slalom gold medalist. She won when she was 18 at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Other interesting facts:
Published: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 10:50 AM
— He’s not even competing this year, but Michael Phelps is making Olympic headlines.
The record-holding medal-winner announced via Instagram that his family has added another bundle of joy.
Phelp’s wife Nicole gave birth to the couple’s second son, Beckett Richard Phelps, the “Today” show reported.
The Olympian made the announcement via Instagram.
The couple’s first son, Boomer, is 1 and can be seen holding his little brother, USAToday reported. “Boomer” posted to “his” Instagram account too, saying he can’t wait to hold the newborn.
Phelps is the most decorated Olympian, CNN reported. According to Olympics officials, Phelps has been awarded 23 gold, three silver and two bronze medals over his career as an Olympian. He competed in the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Games.
Published: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 2:41 PM
— Olympian Adam Rippon has been skating since he was 9 years old. Growing up, Rippon’s mother drove him three hours from Scranton, Pennsylvania, to train in New Jersey every day.
Ahead of the 2018 Olympics, Rippon reflected on his hometown and his time in the sport.
“The support that I've gotten from people in my hometown has kind of been overwhelming,” he said in an interview. “It’s something I really never expected. I hear from people that I used to go to school with who are now following figure skating and keeping track of my career.”
Rippon made history as the first openly gay U.S. athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics.