OLYMPICS ROUNDUP: Kim dominates for 1st Olympic gold, Hirscher breaks through

'California girl that went to Olympics' wins gold medal in women's halfpipe

American teenager Chloe Kim and Austrian ski ace Marcel Hirscher lit up the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Tuesday on a day of drama that included the first doping scandal of the Games. And although she's now an Olympic gold medalist, it hasn't yet fully sunk in: "I don't know where I am or what I'm doing here - all I know is it's good!" she said on the Today show. Just being in the classroom with her and hearing all her stories snowboarding and hearing her dad saying she's going to be in the Olympics one day, having it play out and seeing all the stuff that she's done, it's incredible.

Snowboarder Chloe Kim wowed her way to gold on the halfpipe Tuesday and the Southern Californian's response to the big win couldn't have been more endearing or, well, Californian.

The Washington Post also reports that Jong texted his daughter just before the competition to remind her that she was born in the year of the dragon. You're never going to know.

Chloe Kim isn't the only USA gold medal victor of the games - her teammates Redmond Gerard and Jamie Anderson also picked up golds in Men's Slopestyle and Women's Slopestyle respectively.

She didn't have to do it.

Over thirty years later, Luigina Giavotti of Italy won the silver medal in the team gymnastics event in 1928.

"It's kind of a insane coincidence that my first Olympics is the country my parents came from", said Kim, who is from Torrance, California.

Kim was not quite 2 years old when Clark won her first Olympic gold medal - a testament both to Kim's precociousness and Clark's talent and resolve.

"The doctors [say] that the more that it happens, the less impactful it is", Gold said.

The inconsistent rumors are already sparking some pretty tasty conspiracy theories (please read this one), but we like to think her first response was the correct one. So, she waited and made her debut in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a city located a few hours east of Seoul, where her parents grew up and where much of her extended family still lives. "She's handled success and pressure with grace and class, and it's refreshing".

Congrats to Chloe Kim on her major win!

Pointing to himself, Kim Jong-jin said, according to The Associated Press.

"I want to fight to prove my innocence because I don't remember (taking the drug) and it's incomprehensible", Saito said in a statement.

"You're always so thankful for what your parents have done, but at the same time that's an extra-hard expectation to live up to". Her final run was near-perfect.

Despite her unicorn-like athleticism, Kim still manages to remind you of your casual-cool friend from high school.

But deep down, she knows where the real thanks belonged.

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