US Olympian Chloe Kim opens up about her meteoric rise to fame, why she trashed the 2018 gold medal – Archyde

Chloe Kim burst into the global spotlight during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics when she took home a gold medal in the women’s halfpipe.

Kim was only 17 at the time and became the youngest woman to complete back-to-back 1,080-degree spins at the Olympics and was the youngest to win Olympic gold in the women’s halfpipe. Kim’s fame eventually earned her a Sports Illustrated cover and the box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes.

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Chloe Kim of Team United States competes in the Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Finals during Day 5 of the Dew Tour at Copper Mountain on December 19, 2021 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Kim won the event on her last run after falling on her previous two runs.
(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

On the surface, it looked like Kim might be on top of the world, but in a recent interview with time magazine, she revealed that she was far from the summit. According to the magazine, Kim had momentarily tossed her gold medal in the trash before recovering it.

“I hated life,” she said, explaining that her celebrity status meant she couldn’t even go out to eat.

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Chloe Kim of Team United States does a warm up run before competing in the women’s snowboard superpipe finals on Day 5 of the Dew Tour at Copper Mountain on December 19, 2021 in Copper Mountain, Colorado. Kim won the event on her last run after falling on her previous two runs.
(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

“It makes you angry. I just wanted a day when I was left alone. And it’s impossible. And I appreciate that everyone loves me and supports me, but I just wish people could understand what I’ve been through to this point.”

Kim said she was called “b—h” by fans who just met her. But she said she was just trying to catch her breath after returning to the US

Kim is expected to represent the United States again at the Beijing Games. She told Time she has a new trick up her sleeve that she’s “excited” to reveal.

Chloe Kim of Team United States poses for a photo after winning the women's snowboard superpipe final on Day 5 of the Dew Tour at Copper Mountain on December 19, 2021 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

Chloe Kim of Team United States poses for a photo after winning the women’s snowboard superpipe final on Day 5 of the Dew Tour at Copper Mountain on December 19, 2021 in Copper Mountain, Colorado.
(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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