Chloe Kim Becomes the Youngest Winter X Games Gold Medalist

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Chloe Kim, 14, became the youngest gold medalist in Winter X Games history, edging seven-time X Games gold medalist Kelly Clark to silver in the women’s snowboard superpipe on Saturday night.

Kim, who was too young to compete in the Sochi Olympics, initially appeared to be on her way to silver after her two runs in Aspen, Colo. She had chipped her tooth and scraped her cheek during practice, just five minutes before the competition began, but the young snowboard phenom stayed resilient and nailed her third and final run with an impressive score of 92 points, according to NBC Sports.

Her final score earned her gold and pushed Clark and two-time Olympic medalist Torah Bright to second and third places, respectively.

How did Kim feel after defeating two of the greatest women’s snowboarders of all time?

“My face kind of hurts right now,” Kim told ESPN after winning gold. “I am just so amazed that I was able to land all that. It was so fun.”

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