Teenage star Chloe Kim shines in halfpipe qualifying in PyeongChang

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A medal tomorrow could make Kim the youngest American woman to win an Olympic medal in snowboarding, breaking teammate Kelly Clark's gold medal in 2002 at age 18.

The 17-year-old US snowboard sensation had an outstanding first run with a 91.50, putting her in first place in the women's halfpipe qualifying.

"It is very nerve-wracking", halfpipe star Kim told reporters.

Now call me insane, but the last thing I'm thinking about if I was at the Olympics is where the nearest Baskin Robbins is.

Indeed. I've never come across a churro that wasn't bomb. "It's kind of a insane coincidence". She scored a 91.5 in her first qualifying run and a 95.5 in her second run, the two best scores as of writing.

That's what she Tweeted to all of her Followers during her Olympic debut in PyeongChang. She said, "But once I'm moving, I feel fine and I feel relaxed". Both of her parents are from South Korea, and Kim speaks English, French and Korean. "My parents are both really excited to be here and my grandma is out here cheering me on so it will be a really fun experience for the whole family".

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American teenager Chloe Kim lived up to expectations with a dominant performance during qualifying for the ladies snowboard halfpipe on Monday.

And the tweet about ice cream, that wasn't her first tweet about food during the Olympics.

Kim who is a California native said, "My parents are really excited about it, and it's some insane luck that my first Olympics are going to be in Korea where my parents are from". "When I'm at a contest the halfpipe feels like home".

But for now, she's just soaking in her first Olympics.

"Just trying on the team uniforms was so surreal and I nearly started crying because I was like 'you made it!' We basically went through hell and back to get here - I haven't been home in forever", Kim added.

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