Olympics-Snowboarding-American Kim Wins Women's Halfpipe Gold

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (Reuters) -American Chloe Kim dominated the ladies’s halfpipe closing and picked up the gold on Thursday, defending her profitable streak by simply edging out Spanish rival Queralt Castellet, who took the silver medal.

Kim, who at 17 turned the youngest girl ever to win Olympic gold in snowboarding on the Pyeongchang Video games in 2018, roared again in model after taking practically two years off the slopes.

Kim received the Beijing halfpipe with a prime rating of 94.

Castellet of Spain took silver, whereas Sena Tomita of Japan received the bronze medal.

From her first run, Kim led the ultimate, posting her prime rating out of the gate, whereas Castellet received the subsequent highest 90.25 and Tomita of Japan received bronze with 88.25.

Every of the 12 boarders within the closing received three runs within the halfpipe, with their rating decided by their greatest rating out of these runs.

The course, formally referred to as the Secret Backyard Olympic Halfpipe, is greater than 200 metres lengthy and 22 metres huge. The interior top of the halfpipe partitions are 7 metres excessive.

(Reporting by Winni Zhou and Mari Saito; Enhancing by Michael Perry)

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