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Chloe Kim lands back-to-back 1080s, wins Olympic gold

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Chloe Kim's coronation is complete.
    
The 17-year-old from Torrance, California, dominated the Olympic women's halfpipe snowboarding final on Tuesday, soaring to a gold medal four years in the making.
    
Kim put up a score of 93.75 on the first of her three finals runs and then bettered it with a near-perfect 98.75 on her final run with the gold already well in hand. With members of her family in the stands, including her South Korean grandmother, Kim put on a show that delivered on her considerable pre-Olympic hype.

WATCH: Chloe Kim lands her signature back-to-back 1080s to win gold
    
Liu Jiayu took silver with an 89.75 to become the first Chinese snowboarder to medal at the Olympics.
    
American Arielle Gold, who pondered retirement last summer, edged teammate and three-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark for bronze.
   
Kim also threw down an electric second run, throwing in a triple-twisting spin halfway through at sun-splashed Phoenix Snow Park.
    
Kim was the only rider to post a score over 90 during the first two rounds.

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