FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2013, file photo, Chloe Kim watches the replay of her second run during the snowboarding superpipe final at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, Colo. Kim's parents are from South Korea, where the Olympic games will be held starting Feb. 9, 2018. Among the handful of relatives who live there is Chloe's grandma, who has been known to brag about her high-flying granddaughter if, say, she's out to tea with her friends and a picture of Chloe happens to appear in the newspaper, which happens fairly often. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
She could become the youngest female snowboarding medalist at the age of 17, but she may be beaten to the record by Hailey Langland, since the slopestyle competition falls one day before half-pipe.
Kim was born April 23, 2000, in Long Beach, California. She was on a snowboard by the age of 4, but was not thrilled with the sport at first. Kim grew up taking trips to Mammoth with her father, who would drive six hours each way on the weekends. He would form a makeshift bed for Kim in the back seat of their SUV.