"But I also knew I wouldn't be satisfied taking the gold and knowing that I hadn't put down my best".
"My parents taught me Korean songs that I don't know any more", she said.
In addition to tweeting about ice cream and breakfast sandwiches, Chloe tweeted: "I hate crying but I'll give myself a pass for this one". Rather than the typical baseball dad who screams absurdities at his seven year old.
"I was tearing up; I wanted to cry", Kim said of her mindset when she began her third run. But halfpipes are hard, the snow is slippery and nothing is for sure. "You wait for four years to come here and it's definitely a lot of hype around a 1 1/2, 2-hour time period".
When it mattered most, Nilsson went flying through the course in a time of 3:03.84, finishing slightly more than three seconds ahead of Falla in second place.
Kim's final run earned her a almost flawless score from the judges. A senior Olympic official hailed Canadian skater Eric Radford yesterday after he became the first openly gay man to win Winter Games gold.
"I've dreamed about this", said Kim, speaking after his daughter's gold medal run.
After Radford said he "might explode with pride" after helping Canada to figure skating team gold on Monday, Angela Ruggiero, head of the International Olympic Committee athletes commission, called the achievement "fantastic".
That bronze-medal run pushed Kelly Clark - she of the one gold and two Olympic bronzes - into fourth.
Chloe Kim has mentioned in interviews that she often listens to CL's music and dances to it before she competes.
Us Weekly caught up with Chloe before her stint at the 2018 Winter Olympics where she told Us that her favorite fast food is Chipotle and her go-to meal "is anything that I can pop in the oven". "She's handled success and pressure with grace and class, and it's refreshing". She is the youngest Olympic halfpipe medalist and second-youngest snowboarding medalist by a few months behind Team USA's Red Gerard, who won slopestyle earlier in the Games.
A 17-year-old just took home an Olympic gold medal for snowboarding.
"I'm super happy, because now this stupid question has gone away", Hirscher said after his win, "Now the question is Zzzzzzztt". "Trying to think of a caption is actually impossible but all I can say is thank you to everyone who's been there for me since the beginning".
Many were obviously excited about Chloes victory, but her father's reaction earned him the spotlight. She was the only athlete to post scores above 90 points, and one run in particular was a string of perfectly executed tricks.
It was an American dream.
"Today I really did it for my family".