Home News Chloe Kim Continues ...

Chloe Kim Continues Her Golden Streak, Leads U.S. Podium Sweep At X Games Oslo

By Darci Miller | Feb. 26, 2016, 4:31 p.m. (ET)

(L-R) Chloe Kim, Arielle Gold and Kelly Clark pose with their medals in women's SuperPipe at the Winter X Games Oslo on Feb. 26, 2016 in Oslo, Norway.

Even though she competes on snow, right now Chloe Kim is about as hot as they come. The 15-year-old snowboarder took gold in the women’s superpipe at the Winter X Games Oslo on Friday, leading an American podium sweep with Kelly Clark taking silver and Arielle Gold taking bronze.

Kim won with a score of 98.00 out of a possible 100 after a massive final run, beating the previous record for the highest score in the history of the event (97.66, set by Australian Torah Bright). She was greeted at the end of the halfpipe by Clark, her friend and rival, who congratulated her with a hug. Clark wrapped up silver with an 82.33 on her final run, just besting Gold’s eventual bronze-medal-winning score of 82.00.

For Kim, the win marked her fifth gold medal in as many weeks. Fresh off of gold medals in halfpipe and slopestyle at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games, Kim also won gold at the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix – where she became the first woman ever to earn a perfect score in the halfpipe – and the Winter X Games Aspen. Her gold in Oslo made her the youngest athlete in X Games history to win three straight gold medals.

Kim now has four X Games medals to her name before her 16th birthday: a silver from X Games Aspen in 2014, and three consecutive gold medals since 2015. Clark, a three-time Olympic medalist in halfpipe, rebounded from fifth place in Aspen to take her 14th career X Games medal, breaking her own record for most medals won by a woman in X Games history. For Gold, a 2012 Youth Olympic medalist, this was her second X Games medal of the year (she took silver in Aspen) after being kept off the podium since two bronze medals in 2013. 

Related Athletes

head shot

Chloe Kim

head shot

Kelly Clark

head shot

Arielle Gold