Pyeongchang gold medalist who confessed “I threw the gold medal in the trash”, who is it?

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Chloe Kim (22, USA), a potential gold medal candidate in the women’s halfpipe snowboarding event at the Beijing Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing, China on the 4th of next month, appeared as a model on the cover of the American weekly magazine Time, attracting attention.

In this regard, Time announced on the 25th (local time) that it selected Chloe Kim as the cover model by selecting and introducing stars to be noted among the athletes participating in the Beijing Olympics.

In a cover story interview with Time, Chloe Kim confessed that she won the Olympic gold medal in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018, but abandoned the gold medal.

“It was a solution to relieve the pressure and pressure that weighed on me,” he said after throwing his gold medal in the trash can of his parents’ house after attending the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Chloe Kim participated in the Pyeongchang Olympics half-five and won the gold medal with an overwhelming score of being the youngest (17 years and 296 days) and highest scorer (98.25).

He said, “I gained popularity by setting the record for being the youngest to score gold medal since Pyeongchang, but I also suffered from threats from some racists.”

He said that he sent threatening texts and emails saying that I had taken the medal that the white man was supposed to take.

In the end, Chloe Kim decided to temporarily retire due to the emotional burden and ankle injury.

Then, as the school was closed due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) pandemic, snowboarding started again.

He confessed that he had come to the decision to “stop hiding and speak up proudly.”

Chloe Kim, who returned in January of last year, recovered her top-level performance at once. He even won the world championship for the second year in a row.

Chloe Kim, who is aiming for a second consecutive Olympic gold medal, showed confidence, saying, “Don’t expect too much,” but “prepared to show off new technology.”

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