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Winter Olympics: Who is Chloe Kim?

Chloe Kim took second place in women's snowboard

Chloe Kim took second place in women's snowboard halfpipe during the U.S. Grand Prix on Jan. 20, 2018 in Mammoth, California. Credit: Getty Images / Sean M. Haffey

— Chloe Kim was born on April 23, 2000, in Long Beach, California.

— The 17-year-old is the youngest member of the U.S. snowboarding pro halfpipe team.

— Kim began snowboarding at age 4 and started competing for Team Mountain High out of Wrightwood, California, at age 6. She now competes with the Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team out of Mammoth Lakes, California.

— She spent third and fourth grade studying and training in Switzerland.

— The first-generation Korean-American speaks three languages: English, French and Korean.

— Kim has won five X Games medals, including three gold, in the halfpipe. She became the first athlete in X Games history to earn three gold medals before turning 16.

— In 2016 at the Park City Grand Prix, Kim made history by becoming the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s and score a perfect 100. Shaun White is the only other snowboarder to land a perfect score.

— Kim finished first in the halfpipe and sixth overall in the 2017 FIS World Cup Standings.

— She was named one of Time Magazine’s “30 Most Influential Teens” three years in a row from 2015 to 2017.

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