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Olympic gold-medalist snowboarder Chloe Kim reveals plans for mental health break

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  • Two-time Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim plans to take a full season off from competition to prioritize taking care of her mental health.
  • Kim still plans to compete, however, in the upcoming Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim plans to take a full season off from competition to prioritize taking care of her mental health.

The snowboarding star revealed her plans in an interview with Cheddar News last week.

Child actor Su Yiming wins China’s sixth Olympic gold medal as the nation’s first snowboarding medalist

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  • Su Yiming, a 17-year-old snowboarder and former child actor, became China’s first snowboarding medalist after winning the gold medal in the Snowboard Big Air final on Tuesday.
  • Su successfully landed a pair of 1800s on his first two runs, securing the gold medal over runners-up Mons Roisland from Norway and Max Parrot from Canada.
  • His victory also helped earn China its highest number of medals at a Winter Olympics, with Su’s win delivering the nation’s sixth gold medal and 12th overall medal this year.
  • “I had always dreamed about what it would be like to stand on the podium of the Olympics, and today, I did it,” Su told The Wall Street Journal.

Teen snowboarder Su Yiming won gold in the Snowboard Big Air final on Tuesday, claiming China’s sixth gold and 12th overall Winter Olympics medal this year.

The 17-year-old successfully landed a pair of 1800s on his first two runs, one frontside and one backside, in the competition. The spin is considered one of the most challenging tricks in snowboarding.

Japanese snowboarder Ayumu Hirano grabs gold with sensational runs that saw Olympics’ first triple corks

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  • Japanese snowboarder Ayumu Hirano won first place in the men’s snowboarding halfpipe event with a score of 96 at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Thursday.
  • Australia’s Scotty James took home silver with a score of 92.50, while Switzerland's Jan Scherrer took home bronze with a score of 87.25.
  • Hirano secured first place after successfully landing a triple cork 1440 — a challenging maneuver that incorporates four full rotations while concurrently inverting three times — in each of his three runs.
  • The Japanese snowboarder made history by becoming the first athlete to successfully land the triple cork 1440 at the Olympics.
  • He is also Japan’s first Olympic gold medal winner in snowboarding halfpipe.

Japanese snowboarder Ayumu Hirano finally achieved his childhood dream of winning an Olympic gold medal and saved the multi-sport event from a potential scoring scandal in the process.

Hirano’s successful attempt at a triple cork 1440 helped him secure a final score of 96 on Thursday, Kyodo News reported. Australia’s Scotty James took home silver with a score of 92.50, while Switzerland’s Jan Scherrer took home bronze with a score of 87.25. 

Chloe Kim makes Olympic history as first woman to win second straight gold in halfpipe

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  • American athlete Chloe Kim successfully defended her Olympic gold medal on Thursday, becoming the first woman to win back-to-back gold in the snowboard halfpipe.
  • Despite having the “worst practice ever,” the 21-year-old scored a commanding 94 in her first run, which featured frontside 10 and cab 10 tricks.
  • Kim also made history during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games as the youngest female to take home gold in Olympic snowboarding.

Chloe Kim clinched her second consecutive gold medal in the snowboard halfpipe on Thursday, becoming the first woman in Olympic history to do so.

Kim, who claimed that she had the “worst practice ever,” scored an untouchable 94 after a first run that featured a method air, frontside 1080 tail grab, cab 900, switch backside 540 and cab 1080.

‘I hated life’: Chloe Kim threw her gold medal in the trash while in a ‘dark place’ after Pyeongchang Olympics

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  • Chloe Kim, 21, revealed she “hated life” months after she rose to fame following her gold medal win at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
  • “Everyone was like, ‘I just met her, and she’s such a b*tch.’ I’m not a b*tch. I just had the most exhausting two months of my life, and the minute I get home I’m getting hassled,” she told Time.

Korean American snowboarder Chloe Kim recently revealed what life was like after the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, mentioning that she “hated life” and was never left alone following her success.

Speaking to Time, Kim, 21, admitted she had trouble coping with her newfound fame after becoming the youngest female athlete to win a gold medal in the halfpipe at the 2018 Winter Games.

Future Olympian vibes: Adorable 4-year-old Chinese girl snowboards and skis like a pro in viral video

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  • A 4-year-old Chinese girl, Zhang Duoduo, is impressing viewers with her snowboarding and skiing skills in a viral video.
  • Her father hopes for Duoduo to compete in the Olympics in the future.

A 4-year-old Chinese girl went viral after she amazed viewers with her snowboarding and skiing skills. 

Zhang Duoduo, from Shandong Province, has only been involved in the sport for a few weeks, but her excellent skills and talent make her seem like a natural.

Chloe Kim’s Mom is Now Stealing the Show at the Winter Olympics

Team USA’s snowboarding star Chloe Kim has become an international sensation after winning an Olympic gold in the women’s halfpipe event in Pyeongchang.

Her popularity rubbed off on her very supportive dad, Jong Jin Kim, who has also been widely cheered on social media for being the epitome of coolness.

Now, her gorgeous Korean-born mom, Boran Kim, appears to have caught everyone’s attention, too.

What sparked this instant fondness for Mrs. Kim was her Instagram post expressing support for her daughter.

She shared an image of her nails painted with the United States and Korean flags, along with the pun-tastic caption, “Ready to watch Chloe NAIL it! :)”

Soon, fans and admirers began digging through her photos and leaving comments of support and well-deserved praise.

Her daughter’s picture of her on the beach also emerged on some websites

Boran first came to the U.S. with her husband in the 1980s, taking residence in Long Beach, California, where Chloe was raised.

“To see Chloe compete in the Olympics, it’s going to be very exciting and happy,” the youthful mom earlier told the New York Times.

“I think it will be the best moment of my whole life.”

Cheers to such a beautiful, loving family!

Japanese Olympic Snowboarder Turned AV Actress Plans to Make Comeback

Japanese adult video actress, Melo Imai, recently admitted that she wants to make a comeback to competitive snowboarding.