Snow Queen

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Who is the queen of PyeongChang? The high flying 17 year-old American sensation Chloe Kim is bringing the gold home with her, but to her family, she already is home.

Kim, an American born Korean, has family ties in the Olympics host city of PyeongChang. Although representing the USA, Kim is receiving a lot of support from the home fans.

“There was a lot of pressure, but I’m happy I was able to do it here and do it for the fans and the family,” said Kim.

Kim led in qualifiers with a score of 91.5 beating her competition by over four points. From there on out she was the leader of the pack.

 

Kim has become an American sensation overnight. Although qualifying for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Kim was unable to compete because she was only 13. At the young age of 15, Kim became the first female to land back to back 1080 degree spins.

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BBC has continued to update this story including screen shots of tweets from Kim herself and her fans. One of them stating that she wished she finished her breakfast the morning before her runs, and another stating her desire for ice cream during the competition. I mean who doesn’t love a good bowl of ice cream?

Check out BBC for live coverage, daily updates and the full schedule of the Olympics.

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