These Tweets From US Olympics Star Chloe Kim Are Going Viral

It will be interesting to see how the 25-year-old's attitude shifts four years hence, at the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

On her way towinning the gold medal in the halfpipe at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang on Monday night, Chloe Kim had one thing on her mind: Food. With the win, Kim became the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding gold medal.

According to ESPN, on her first run, which kept her in the lead the entire competition until she beat her own score, she listened to Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi".

Today Gizmodo UK can reveal that Kim has added around 149,152 followers to her Twitter account since the start of the Games - which puts her in a much better position for a post-games gold rush of paid endorsements and sponsored tweets, thanks not just due to her medal, but also her social media reach. "So I thought 'this one's for Grams!'" Yet, as the teenager showed in her dazzling halfpipe display, she has been coping with the pressure admirably: "There is definitely a lot happening and I did feel a little overwhelmed, but I am trying to take in the whole experience". Austrian star Hirscher bagged an emotional Olympic gold at the age of 28 when he produced a brilliant slalom run to storm to a victory in the men's alpine combined. "After she landed the first run, I enjoyed the rest of the day".

"I was happy", Jong said. "Now the question is zzzzzzit - deleted". He'll be the favorite in his top two events of slalom and giant slalom, which will be raced in nearby Yongpyong. Seeing no way to come back from the deficit, the Swiss ended the game.

Anastasia Bryzgalova tumbled onto the ice, but bounced back with teammate - and husband - Aleksandr Krushelnitckii to give the Russians their first Olympic medal in mixed doubles curling. She spilled in the middle of her second run, which left her "kind of annoyed".


Afterward, Kim was asked about the practice in Pyeongchang of handing winning athletes a stuffed mascot toy rather than a medal after they've won. Maiken Caspersen of Norway was second and Russian skier Yulia Belorukova took bronze.

Kim immigrated to the United States in 1982. After her win, Chloe Kim's mother and father embraced her and her father was heard saying, as he pointed to himself, "American dream".

Geisenberger is the third woman to win consecutive Olympic luge golds, joining fellow German greats Steffi Martin Walter and Sylke Otto.

She did it in Olympic record fashion.

On Kim's first drop-in, she put in a gold-worthy performance that included a picture ideal 1080, a 900, an inverted 540 with an indie grab and a 720 to finish pulling a 93.75 from the judges - a score that would prove to be enough for a gold medal, but not for Chloe.


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