LAST UPDATED MARCH 15, 2015
Keep a close eye on this girl – she is shaping up to be a force to be reckoned with in the near future.
So what does the Chloe Kim Snowboarder Biography say about this young rider? Well, most remarkably, she was the World Snowboard Tour (WST) Overall Champion in 2014 – the youngest ever!
Half Pipe seems to be Chloe’s strongest event but it’s hard to tell how that will go in the future with so many years ahead of her.
|Height: Still Growing!
|Disciplines: Freestyle (Half Pipe & Slopestyle)
|Home Turf: Mammoth Mountain
World Snowboard Tour Results So Far
Chloe has been competing since she was just 9 years old – mostly in Junior events – but most girls that age are just learning – or haven’t even set foot on a board before.
And though her overall title in the 2013/14 season has drawn undeniable attention to this young rider, her 2012/13 wasn’t bad either – a 6th place in the overall standings a testament to that.
Winter X Games
In her X Games debut in 2014 – she got the Silver.
This year she went one better and became the youngest ever athlete to win a Winter X games Gold Medal. She was only 14 years old!
|Aspen (Half Pipe)
Check out the video below that enabled Chloe the Silver medal in 2014.
Kim’s most recent tournament, at time of writing, was the 2015 Burton US Open where she finished 2nd in the Half Pipe to back up the 3rd place she achieved in the same event in 2014.
She also placed 2nd in the Burton European open held at the end of January.
But her most impressive recent feat was becoming the youngest, at just 14, to win a gold medal at the Winter X Games earlier this year. It doesn’t get much better than that.
What Has Got Her This Far?
Kim started on a snowboard at just 4! – and started competing at 6. She also spent two years training in Switzerland where she also learnt French. So she’s also bilingual to add an off snow talent to her impressive list of on snow talents.
What the Future Holds
Who knows! The snowboarding world is this rider’s oyster. I wouldn’t be surprised to see her in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics and we are sure to see her on many podiums between now and then.
Have you ever heard of this rider or know anything else about her? Your input is, as always, welcomed in the comments below.