Chloe Kim Will Be Attempting Back to Back 1080s Again in Olympic Snowboard Halfpipe Final

We can’t wait to watch her compete in the Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe final tonight!

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After being the only rider to break the 90 point plateau during last night’s preliminary rounds for Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe, Chloe Kim is on track to win her first Olympic gold medal later this evening.

Her first run — a 91.50 — was already something worth talking about. If that wasn’t enough, the 17-year-old stomped her final run, upping her score to 95.50. THIS IS 7.75 POINTS HIGHER than second place finalist Liu Jiayu from China’s best run!

Aspen, CO – January 27, 2018 – Buttermilk Mountain: Chloe Kim competing in SoFi Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe during X Games Aspen 2018
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Ever since Kim landed back to back 1080s at X Games Aspen last month, the teen snowboarder has been unstoppable in the pipe. She’s been working really hard at practice and plans to attempt (and land) the trick again in the biggest competition of her career tonight.

Following the amazing win at X Games, we asked Chloe if she ever had thoughts of just saving the trick for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Her response was priceless, showing how much she really enjoys the sport and is hungry for that coveted win.

“No, not at all! I was so stoked that I was able to put it down tonight and I’m really excited to do it again in South Korea,” she said.

Aspen, CO – January 24, 2018 – Buttermilk Mountain: Chloe Kim competing in SoFi Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe during X Games Aspen 2018
(Photo by Pete Demos / ESPN Images)

We continued the conversation by asking her about the progression of women’s snowboarding. More women have been seen throwing down the same tricks as the guys lately, and Kim is super stoked about it.

“I think it’s so cool where snowboarding for women is going. I’m so happy to be apart of this progression and to be joined by all these other girls. I think it’s really amazing and inspirational,” Chloe told Celeb Secrets. “As a team, we are so excited to watch each other progress and push each other and I think that’s the true beauty of it.”

Make sure to watch Chloe Kim and the rest of her Team USA teammates Kelly Clark, Arielle Goldand Maddie Mastro compete for a medal in the Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe final tonight at 8PM ET on NBC.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.