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These Tweets From US Olympics Star Chloe Kim Are Going Viral

These Tweets From US Olympics Star Chloe Kim Are Going Viral

Chloe has long-praised her father, who was in attendance alongside Chloe's mother and grandmother at Phoenix Snow Park to watch her win gold with a near-perfect score of 98.25.

"Jong Jin, father of Chloe Kim, gold medalist in snowboarding halfpipe, showed up with a run of the mill poster board sign: "Go Chloe!" "That situation, I did put down a really good first run, but I was like, 'I can do better than that".

Kim's first run, which scored a 93.75, guaranteed her first place.

In between her runs, Kim tweeted about being "hangry", the state of being angry because you're hungry.

People on Twitter were super excited with Kim's win - even dubbing her the GOAT - including some pretty famous names, who now count themselves as Chloe fans.

But some social media users in the country are keenly imagining alternative lives for the unstoppable 17-year-old Californian, asking could she have achieved gold if she'd been born in South Korea?

In her Olympic debut, the 17-year-old American was at another level from all other boarders, many of whom opted for safe runs, putting down a sequence of tricks which none could match before landing her signature back-to-back 1080s on her victory lap.

Kim actually qualified to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics, but she was still two years shy of the snowboarding's minimum age limit of 15-years-old. She can do what she wants to do.

Maine Olympic hopefuls: Emily Sweeney crashes in final luge run
On her final run of the day, Sweeney's sled began wobbling out of control as she hit the notorious ninth curve on the luge track. Competitors had been warned about the dangers of curve nine and the track was shut as emergency staff quickly rushed to her aid.

"I'll eat anything right now, I'm so hungry", she said. "I hate crying but I'll give myself a pass for this one".

"Normally lessons are $100", Jong Kim said. "Chloe's an outstanding snowboarder, but I'm more proud of her for how she's handled herself as a person", Clark said.

She recalled how as a young child her dad would carry his sleeping daughter into their auto in the middle of the night and drive to Mammoth Mountain so she could practice. To this date, not other athlete has won five gold medals at the Winter Olympics. Basically all of these tweets have been going viral.

"There's not enough of her to go around", said one journalist.

Kim was joined by US teammate Arielle Gold on the medal stand.

In a rush of night-time finishes, Kjeld Nuis led a Dutch double in the men's 1,500-meter speedskating final, Natalie Geisenberger successfully defended her women's luge title in a 1-2 finish for Germany, the cross-country classic sprint titles went to Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo of Norway and Stina Nilsson of Sweden, and Italian short-track speedskater Arianna Fontana won the women's 500 meters.

CORRECTION: February 13, 2018An earlier version of this story said Chloe's second score was higher than her first.

"I'm just a normal father", he said. "But not all children bring results, but I'm so thankful that my daughter did it".


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