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Chloe Kim wins gold in halfpipe at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Staring down the halfpipe, ready for her third and final run, Chloe Kim hesitated a moment.

The Southern California teenager stamped her snowboard, leaned forward and exhaled hard. Twice.

An athletic prodigy at 17, Kim already clinched her first gold at these 2018 Winter Olympics with a solid first run, but solid wasn't going to be enough.

"I was like, I can do better than that," she said. "I can one-up myself."

Putting an exclamation mark on her victory, Kim became

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