Chloe Kim did it already, now it’s Shaun White’s turn

Shaun White, of the United States, looks at his score after his run during the men's halfpipe qualifying at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Snowboarding has taken center stage in the sports world over the past couple of days.

First, it was last nights near flawless performance by the 17-year-old Chloe Kim who dominated the women’s halfpipe winning the gold medal with her South Korean father looking on and cheering. Gotta love stories like that. By the way, she was this good at 13 but was not allowed to compete four years ago in Sochi due to her young age.

She’s so good, that she is being compared to a young Shaun White, who also hit the main stage around the same age. Speaking of Shaun White, it will all come full circle tonight when the “flying tomato” will make his run for gold in the men’s halfpipe competition. This is also reportedly White’s last Olympic games.

So with everything coming full circle, I guess you could call this a “passing of the torch” from White to Kim. Yes, pun intended.

 

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