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Sport Chloe Kim takes gold for the USA in halfpipe final

05:37  13 february  2018
05:37  13 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

17-year-old Chloe Kim wanted some ice cream in the middle of her first Olympic event

  17-year-old Chloe Kim wanted some ice cream in the middle of her first Olympic event 17-year-old Chloe Kim is expected to become one of the next great American Olympic stars. She is a heavy favourite to win gold in the ladies' halfpipe.There is a lot of pressure on American snowboarder Chloe Kim, who at 17 years old, is a heavy favourite to win gold in the ladies' halfpipe, and is expected to be one of the next American Olympic stars.

Chloe Kim takes gold for the USA in halfpipe final NBC had been pushing American snowboarder Chloe Kim as the new face of the Winter Olympics in 2018.

With the victory already secure, Chloe Kim landed her signature back-to-back 1080s on her third and final run to win gold in women's snowboard halfpipe at

Chloe Kim of the U.S. reacts.© Jorge Silva/Reuters Chloe Kim of the U.S. reacts. NBC had been pushing American snowboarder Chloe Kim as the new face of the Winter Olympics in 2018. It turns out the network was smart to do so.

The 17-year-old from Long Beach, Calif., backed up the hype by earning her first ever gold medal in the women’s snowboard halfpipe event. She put down a massive score of 93.75 on her first of three runs, easily taking first place. Her third run, after she clinched gold, was a huge 98.25.

She tried for the back-to-back 1080 in her second run, but wasn’t quite able to land it, though she didn’t need it. She is the first woman to ever do back-to-back 1080s in competition. On her third run, with the gold medal clinched, Kim did back-to-back 1080 spins, and landed them this time.

Winter Olympics: How the Aussies fared on day three in Pyeongchang

  Winter Olympics: How the Aussies fared on day three in Pyeongchang Away from the moguls, it was a game of inches for two Australian snowboarders in the women's halfpipe on day three in Pyeongchang .The main attention was once again on the moguls, this time for the men as Matt Graham kicked Australia's Olympic campaign into gear with a silver medal. But earlier, two Australian snowboarders were in action in the qualification for the women's halfpipe.Emily Arthur and Holly Crawford were up for Australia, at opposite ends of their Olympic careers.Games debutant Arthur, from Woronora Heights in the Sutherland Shire, lost control on her first run, and scored a 30.

Chloe Kim is worthy of all the hype: She’s taken gold for the United States in the women’s halfpipe final in Pyeongchang. By Christian D'Andrea and James Brady Feb 12, 2018, 9:31pm EST.

Rodriguez. France. Gold . Chloe Kim . United States . Silver. “It was the best run that she’s ever done,” said Rick Bower, halfpipe snowboard head coach for the U.S. Snowboard Team. That final run was to prove to herself that she could put down her best, but she also did it for her grandmother, who

Kim’s victory continues a streak of Team USA dominance in the event; her gold medal was America’s fourth in the six Olympiads that have included the halfpipe event. American Arielle Gold took bronze, while Liu Jiayu of China took silver, with a score of 89.75.

It’s a coronation for Kim, who already has four Winter X Games golds in the event. The prodigy joins fellow snowboarder Red Gerard, who won the men’s slopestyle event Saturday, as the US’s only two gold medalists to have born in 2000 or later.

Veteran American Kelly Clark was in bronze position until the third runs, when Gold unseated her. Gold took silver medals behind Kim in the Winter X Games in 2016 and 2018.

Something unusual is going on with the gold price .
The gold price has risen more than 7% since mid-December, helped by a weaker US dollar It fell by over 1.2% on Tuesday, the steepest decline since July last yearThat's the view of Vivek Dhar, mining and energy commodities analyst at the Commonwealth Bank, who says the inverse relationship between inflation-adjusted US 10-year US bond yields and the gold price has broken down in recent weeks.

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