Chloe Kim wins gold for US in women's snowboard halfpipe final

Chloe Kim, the 17-year-old snowboarding phenom from California, took home the gold for the United States at the women's halfpipe final on Tuesday in South Korea. 

Kim nabbed the top spot with a score of 98.25 in her third run, which put her ahead of silver medalist Liu Jiayu of China and bronze medalist Arielle Gold of the United States.

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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Chloe Kim of the United States competes in the Snowboard Ladies' Halfpipe Qualification on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Chloe Kim of the United States competes in the Snowboard Ladies' Halfpipe Qualification on day three of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Chloe Kim of the United States warms up priior to the Women's Halfpipe Final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 12: Chloe Kim #1 of the United States in action during the Snowboard Ladies' Halfpipe qualification competition at Phoenix Snow Park on February 12, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Chloe Kim of the United States competes during the Snowboard Ladies' Halfpipe Final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Pyeongchang-gun , South Korea - 13 February 2018; Chloe Kim of USA in action during the Snowboard Ladies Halfpipe Final on day four of the Winter Olympics at the Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13: Chloe Kim of the United States reacts to her first run score during the Snowboard Ladies' Halfpipe Final on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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Though Kim has won multiple gold medals at the Winter X Games and 2016 Winter Youth Olympics, this is her first appearance and first medal at the Winter Olympics for Team USA. 

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