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Chloe Kim, the halfpipe gold medalist at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, just made history by becoming the first woman to land a frontside double cork 1080 in the halfpipe.
The 18-year-old snowboarder from California, a five-time winner on the World Cup scene and a four-time X Games champion, was training in Saas Fe, Switzerland, when she pulled off the trick, the International Ski Federation reported.
NBC Sports explains that the double cork 1080 was the must-have trick for the men leading into the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. That was won by Shaun White, with back-to-back double cork 1080s before his victory-lap run that had the “Tomahawk,” the double McTwist 1260 named after a 30-ounce T-bone steak he had recently devoured.
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Chloe landed a back-to-back 1080 combo (the first woman to do that at the Olympics), propelling her to gold at PyeongChang 2018, the youngest ever female snowboard gold medalist. Shaun White was the first man to pull that off, doing so at the 2006 Torino Olympics.
Last season, Kim became the first halfpipe rider to sweep the Olympics, X Games and U.S. Open in one winter.