American Kim defends women’s halfpipe snowboard title at Beijing 2022 – Xinhua English.news.cn

Chloe Kim of the United States reacts during the women’s halfpipe snowboard final at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 10, 2022. (Xinhua/Xu Chang)

BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) — Reigning United States champion Chloe Kim successfully defended the women’s halfpipe snowboard title at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Thursday.

A near-perfect performance of 94.00 points in the first run was enough for Kim to win the gold medal, although she fell short in the next two runs.

Queralt Castellet of Spain scored 90.25 points for the silver medal while Japan’s Sena Tomita won the bronze medal, 88.25 points.

China’s Cai Xuetong finished fourth with 81.25 points.

Chloe Kim of the United States reacts during the women’s halfpipe snowboard final at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 10, 2022. (Xinhua/Xu Chang)

Chloe Kim of the United States competes in the women’s halfpipe snowboard final at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 10, 2022. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin)

Queralt Castellet of Spain competes in the women’s snowboard halfpipe final at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 10, 2022. (Xinhua/Xu Chang)

Cai Xuetong of China competes in the women’s halfpipe snowboard final at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 10, 2022. (Xinhua/Xu Chang)

Chloe Kim of the United States reacts during the flower ceremony after the snowboard women’s halfpipe final at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 10, 2022. (Xinhua/ Yang Shiyao)

Chloe Kim of the United States competes in the women’s snowboarding halfpipe final at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 10, 2022. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)

Queralt Castellet of Spain competes in the women’s snowboard halfpipe final at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 10, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Haofei)

Chloe Kim of the United States competes in the women’s snowboarding halfpipe final at Genting Snow Park in Zhangjiakou, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 10, 2022. (Xinhua/Wu Zhuang)

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