As the Olympics reach the halfway point, it’s easy to see some of the younger olympians making an impression on the judges.
Among the standouts, Chloe Kim, 17, soared above all others to take the gold in the Women’s Halfpipe. She received a score of 98.25, nearly ten points higher than China’s Liu Jiayu, who took silver.
“I am so grateful to be surrounded by people I love with all my heart,” she said in an Instagram post. “Glad I could bring home the Gold!!”
These Olympics have been huge for Snowboarders, with 4 out of our 5 gold medals (so far) coming from snowboarding.
“I am so proud of all of us for going out there and giving it our all,” gold medalist Jamie Anderson said. “That’s all we can do – is go out and give it our best.”
Along with Kim and Anderson, Redmond Gerard, 17, took gold in the Men’s Slopestyle. His win, which he expressed with an f-bomb on live television, seemed even more impressive when it was revealed that he overslept and lost his jacket.
“When that score came up my jaw dropped,” Gerard said in a Team USA interview. “I can’t believe it all worked out.”