“I Can’t Believe”: Chloe Kim Shares Happiness With a Heartwarming Announcement as She Gears Up for Second Olympic Appearance

Published 01/11/2022, 8:00 AM EST


The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is not far now. Different qualification trials are currently underway around the globe, with world-class athletes preparing themselves for the games. As for snowboarder Chloe Kim, she has qualified for the competition with ease. Striving for history yet again, the talented half-pipe snowboarder will aim to win her second Olympic gold medal in Beijing.

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Undoubtedly, she is the favorite to win the competition. With another medal, she will look to cement her legacy amongst the greats of the sport. Qualifying for the Olympics is a momentous occasion for her as she talked about her success on Instagram.

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Chloe Kim is on her way to Beijing

Kim delivered a sensational performance in the Dew Tour competition on Sunday, showing everyone why she is the best in the world. After her official qualification to the competition, she took to Instagram in a heartfelt post.

“Time seriously does fly! I can’t believe it’s already been 4 years!! I am so excited to announce that I have officially secured my spot to represent @teamusa in the Beijing Olympics! Thank you all for the continuous love and support on this crazy journey! I can’t wait!”

 

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She scored a top score of 96.00 during the qualifications trials in Colorado. Hence, she is the favorite, yet again, heading to the half-pipe snowboarding competitions in Beijing.

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The glory days at Pyeongchang

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The performance she showcased during the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics is worth admiration. She recorded a score of 93.75 in her first run that solidified her gold medal position. However, in the third run, she established herself as the best in the business, despite her young age. Her then performances elevated her to an incredible level. She talked about the excitement of that third run in the Winter Olympics in 2018.

“Going to my third run I knew I had the gold,” Kim said. “But I also knew I wouldn’t be satisfied taking the gold and knowing that I hadn’t put down my best. That third run was for me — to put down the best run I could do,” said Kim.

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Heading to Beijing, Kim wants to win more. Having scripted history once already, will Kim become a two-time Olympic gold medalist in Beijing?

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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