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Chloe Kim 14, Youngest X Game Winner ever, wins gold in Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe

Kim was too young to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

The bilingual Chloe Kim started training in California, but switched gears when she was eight years old to train in Switzerland. Now back in the U.S. and training at Mammoth Mountain, this firecracker has been seen on the junior circuit for almost half of her young life. With wins and podiums at Burton’s prestigious events to grass roots USASA Nationals, Kim is on her way to the top.

CHLOE SAYSI am very happy that I am on the U.S. Snowboard team and I’d like to be on the podium in next season for the Burton Global Open.

FIRST TRACKSKim started on a snowboard when she was four years old and started competing at six. She was on Team Mountain High out of California when she was six and seven. Then she trained in Valais, Switzerland from eight to ten years old. Currently her coach is Ben Wisner, head coach at Mammoth Mountain. She says, “I also have a good coach, my Daddy, who cannot show me any tricks, but is good at talking.”

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How does a 14 year old win a snowboarding competition?

Her innate talent must be so incredible to overcome her inexperience. 

"Kim started on a snowboard when she was four years old and started competing at six."  + natural ability ;)

Right, she's competing against people who have logged 2 or 3 times as many runs.

Gold comes from practice mostly, I believe. She's only going to get better in the next few years.

By 2018 she will be 18 in time for the Olympics!

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