Chloe Kim is first woman to land frontside double cork 1080 in halfpipe

Chloe Kim is first woman to land frontside double cork 1080 in halfpipe

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Chloe Kim is first woman to land frontside double cork 1080 in halfpipe

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Chloe Kim, the halfpipe gold medalist at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, added to her impressive resume over the weekend when she became the first woman to land a frontside double cork 1080 in halfpipe.

The 18-year-old snowboarding sensation from California, a five-time winner on the World Cup scene and a four-time X Games champion, was training in Saas Fe, Switzerland, when she pulled off the trick, the International Ski Federation reported.

On Sunday, Chloe posted the video of her trick on Instagram.

Chloe landed a back-to-back 1080 combo (the first woman to do that at the Olympics), propelling her to gold at PyeongChang 2018. Shaun White was the first man to pull that off, doing so at the 2006 Torino Olympics.

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So Kim continues to add to her arsenal, which doesn’t bode well for her competition.

From NBC Sports:

The double cork 1080 was the must-have trick for the men leading into the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. That was also won by White, with back-to-back double cork 1080s before his victory-lap run that had the “Tomahawk,” the double McTwist 1260 named after a 30-ounce T-bone steak he had recently devoured.

Last season, Kim became the first halfpipe rider to sweep the Olympics, X Games and U.S. Open in one winter.

Photo of Chloe Kim is from Getty Images.

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