On Monday, Chloe Kim won the halfpipe gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. That makes her the third U.S. Olympian to win gold at the 2018 Games. She nailed her first run, scoring a 93.75. Including qualifying, Kim had five runs, and she scored above 90 on four of them. Nobody else even did it once, according to Sports Illustrated. At 17-years-old, Kim is already so much better than her fellow competitors, but she is also naturally bubbly, witty, and totally endearing. In between runs on the first day of competition, she tweeted about wanting ice cream. Between finals runs, she tweeted about being hangry.
Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry
— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 13, 2018
She doesn’t worry about what people think — or she hides it well — during press conferences, and rambled so long that at one point she just said, “I don’t know what I’m saying right now, but I’m just really happy.” She should be. What Kim achieved is a testament to her athleticism, her work ethic, and herself.