By: Malak Amoura (part of the SeeThruXLycéeFrançais partnership)
Chloe Kim, the 17-year-old who outsoared her helpless rivals to win the gold medal in the snowboard halfpipe.
Kim, lined up on an auditorium stage with the American team, was, after all, expected to overwhelm the competition here, and maybe at several more Games after this.
“I don’t really think about it as pressure,” she said. Pressure is a byproduct of expectations, she added, and expectations mean that people believe in you.
Liu Jiayu won the silver with an 89.75 to become the first Chinese snowboarder to win an Olympic medal while Arielle Gold of the United States took the bronze with a mark of 85.75.
She has plans to become a veterinarian after hanging up her snowboard. “I want to go to college,”. Chloe told NBC Snowboarding is a huge part of my life, but I also feel like it’s important to have a plan B or a back-up plan for after my career because I can’t snowboard for my whole life competitively.