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Remember when Shaun White won an Olympic Gold and a bunch of X-Games titles before he could buy himself a beer? Well, it looks a lot like American snowboarding has found his successor; Chloe Kim, who’s 15, and has already won a bunch of halfpipe events. Two weeks ago, she won gold in the Superpipe at the Youth Olympics, and yesterday, she earned her third X-Games gold with the highest-scoring round in women’s X-Games history.

Kim’s 98 is 0.344 points higher than the previous record, per Earlier this month, she became the first woman snowboarder to hit back-to-back 1080s.


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