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Winter Olympics: Chloe Kim wins halfpipe gold medal for United States

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'Wow' Chloe Kim wins halfpipe gold with 98.25 score in final
bbc.comAmerican snowboard sensation Chloe Kim produced a brilliant performance to take gold in the women's halfpipe.The 17-year-old won with a score of 98.25 on her final run with China's Jiayu Liu taking silver and United States' Arielle Gold winning bronze.Kim had already secured gold with her first run score but improved to win by eight-and-a-half points.
Kim is one of the stars of the Games and a favourite with the home fans due to her South Korean parents.
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'What a run'- 17-year-old Kim shines in halfpipe final
"I think we might be looking at the beginning of a very long reign for the queen of halfpipe snowboarding," BBC Sport commentator Ed Leigh said.How youngsters have started to dominate the slopesKim's win was watched by the biggest crowd so far at Pyeongchang's Phoenix Snow Park.The Californian was the strong favourite ahead of the Games and that status was strengthened when she qualified with a score of 91.50, almost four better than any of her rivals.The gold is Kim's first Olympic medal at her debut Games. She qualified for the 2014 Games in Sochi but was unable to compete as she was aged just 13.The teenager was the last to take to the course in the first run and immediately moved top of the standings with a score of 93.75.She fell on her second run but no rider was able to better her initial effort meaning the American was already guaranteed gold before her final run.Kim even took to Twitter during the competition to discuss her breakfast.
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Full schedule and results
Medal table by country & sport
Medal events on day four
00:05-02:00: Curling - mixed doubles bronze-medal match - won by Olympic Athletes from Russia
02:30-04:10 & 06:00-07:25: Alpine skiing - men's combined
08:30-09:45 & 11:00-13:00: Cross country skiing - men's and women's individual classic
10:00-12:11: Short-track speed skating - women's 500m
10:30-12:55: Luge - women's final runs
11:00-12:45: Speed skating - men's 1500m
11:05-13:20: Curling - mixed doubles gold-medal match
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