Chloe Kim makes history with first 1260 in women’s halfpipe at X Games

Chloe Kim makes history with first 1260 in women’s halfpipe at X Games
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The 23-year-old Korean American snowboarder also landed a 1440 while training in Switzerland, her coach said

January 29, 2024
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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim made history at the X Games Aspen Friday by becoming the first woman to land a 1260 in a snowboard halfpipe competition.
How she did it: Kim, 23, executed the cab 1260 — three and a half full rotations — in her third and final run, securing victory despite a slight landing flaw. This marked her seventh X Games SuperPipe gold medal, tying her with mentor Kelly Clark’s record.

What she’s saying: Kim first attempted the trick at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, where she also made history as the first woman to win a second straight gold in halfpipe. Her coach said she is also the first woman to land a 1440 while training in Switzerland, according to NBC Sports.
“I am speechless. I’m so excited to be back,” Kim said, according to Forbes. “I really wanted to do the Cab 12 and wanted to give it a shot after attempting it for the first time in Beijing. It obviously wasn’t as clean as I would have liked it but I’m happy I was able to complete it and show you all what I’ve been working on.”
What’s next: The Korean American snowboarder is headed for the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, California, this coming weekend. This is her home resort.
 
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