Chloe Kim plans to Soar at Princeton


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by Alison Wade

Chloe Kim, American snowboarder, defies all boundaries with her phenomenal snowboarding ability. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, she became the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding medal when she won gold in the women’s snowboard halfpipe at the age of 17 years. She continues to compete in the X- Games and other competitions but soon she will be taking a break.

Chloe wants to get her education at ivy league, Princeton. She will be part of the graduating class of 2023. Her goal is to be a normal  college freshman- as a gold medalist! “I’d love to be Chloe, the girl who sits next to me in English class,” said the 18-year-old from California , who recently won a halfpipe title at the Winter X Games and heads into the world championships that start this week in Utah as a big favorite. “My life has always been so different. I’d love to live a normal life for once.”

Her schedule after the Pyeongchang Games has been full of one cool experience after another. She helped design a snowboarding Barbie doll in her likeness, rapped with hip-hop artist G-Eazy and walked the red carpet at the ESPY awards (winning for best female athlete, best female U.S. Olympic athlete and best female action sports athlete). But this completely bowled her over: Being accepted to Princeton, an honor she ranks right up there with earning that Olympic gold medal. She was slated to attend last fall, but decided to defer enrollment a year.

Kim is ecstatic that she was accepted into her dream school, Princeton. But, her snowboard won’t be abandoned. She’s computing the math and working out a formula to juggle her training with her class schedule. There is no doubt that Chloe Kim is a very successful young women who has won the heart of fans everywhere and will be very successful at Princeton.

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