That time 17-year-old Chloe Kim tweeted about ice cream while competing in the Olympics

BONGPYEONG, South Korea – She can easily be reduced to an ice cream-loving teen, because, well, she’s an ice cream-loving teen. And when Chloe Kim tweets about cutting the tension by chomping on churros – “they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro” – it seems endearing, even cute. Treat the Olympics like a Friday-night drive to the mall, and all will be chill.

I’m so nervous!!!!!!! 😂😂

— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 11, 2018

Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro

— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 11, 2018

Those assessments almost certainly wouldn’t bother Kim. But if you see her perform in person – and if you have the chance, here’s a word of advice: Go! – they could seem wildly unfair, maybe even demeaning. Yes, she’s 17. Yes, she said she would choose between Swiss almond fudge and mango sorbet after Monday’s qualifying runs at the Pyeongchang Halfpipe.

Could be down for some ice cream rn

— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 12, 2018

Aren’t you competing right now?

— Spencer Hren (@SpencerHren) February 12, 2018


— Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 12, 2018

But man, watch her. There is artistry and flair and insane athletic ability. Just because it comes wrapped in a bubbly, 5-foot-2 package shouldn’t reduce the power of her performances.

“Looking at her ride,” said Canadian competitor Elizabeth Hosking, “is just so much fun. It just looks sooooooo good.”

Kim, a Californian with Korean roots, made the most anticipated debut of the Pyeongchang Olympics Monday with a pair of qualifying runs in the women’s halfpipe snowboard competition. There was no medal to win; that part comes Tuesday. This was a shake-out-the-nerves opportunity. …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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