On Monday, Chloe Kim won the women’s halfpipe gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but at some point during the competition she was tweeting about her cravings. Chloe Kim was already one of the most talked about athletes at the Olympics but then she won gold while tweeting and Twitter went insane. Before the Olympic, Kim’s twitter account hovered over around 10,000 followers. Until her event started Tuesday morning in South Korea she gained about 5,000 followers.
The 17 year old, American snowboarder went on Twitter Monday to share that she was craving some ice cream while on top of the snowy mountain in PyeongChang.
On Chloe’s first run she scored a 91.50 and then after tweeting about wanting ice cream she scored a 95.5 on her qualifying run, making her the top qualifier by a wide range.
Chloe’s tweets got a lot of attention but a lot of her followers and most of the were shocked she was even tweeting at all. One of her followers tweeted at her and said “‘HOW ARE YOU TYPING AREN’T YOUR HANDS COLD’”. But honestly how was she tweeting in 23 degree weather and it was probably even colder on top of the snowy mountain. Josh Billinson tweeted and said “ I’m nervous just watching the Olympics from 7,000 miles away and Chloe Kim is on top of the mountain tweeting about how much she wants ice cream.
Wanting ice cream is not the only thing Chloe Kim tweeted about. She also tweeting about her breakfast and said “‘ Wished I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I’m getting hangry’”. But aren’t we all like this sometimes.
Besides ice cream and breakfast sandwiches, Chloe tweeted about eating two churros over the weekend, which is not only satisfying her sweet tooth apparently helped her calm her nerves. Clearly she has a winning strategy and she is only 17. In 2016, Chloe became the first person under age 16 to win three gold medals at an X games and the first woman to land back to back 1080 spins in a snowboarding competition. Not to mention she is the second person ever to receive a perfect 100 point score.
By the time everything wrapped up by 11pm, Twitter reported that Kim had been mentioned more than 150,000 times and had gained over 100,000 followers.