“My parents are really excited about it, and it’s some crazy luck that my first Olympics are going to be in Korea where my parents are from. And a lot of my relatives over there have never really seen me compete before, so I think it’s going to be pretty cool for everyone. It’s really exciting, my whole family is really excited about it, so that gets me even more stoked!”
She still feels jittery before competing, but finds a way to ease herself.
“I’m shaking, my heart is pounding out of my chest, it’s like I’m freaking out,” Kim said. “But once I’m moving, I feel fine and I feel relaxed.”