17-year-old female snowboarder Chloe Kim has a bright future ahead of her.
After earning gold in women’s halfpipe, Kim is primed to compete and remain on the national stage for multiple Winter Olympics to come.
Kim’s patriotism after winning the gold medal put every NFL kneeler to shame.
From TruthFeed News:
Look like American snowboarder Chloe Kim’s lack of political grandstanding has catapulted her above sore losers like anti-Trump figure skater Adam Rippon and race-baiting Shani Davis.
Chloe just achieved what her father called the “American Dream” by taking home the gold on Monday!
These are the kind of immigrants that make America GREAT!
Trying to think of a caption is actually impossible but all I can say is thank you to everyone who's been there for me since the beginning. I am so grateful to be surrounded by people I love with all my heart and so thankful for my family and their never ending love and support. Glad I could bring home the Gold!! @gettysport
Breitbart has more:
In front of a group of reporters, Kim’s father, Kim Jong-jin, pointed to his chest and said: “American dream.” Then he began to cheer wildly and embrace the full moment of his daughter’s victory.
However, Kim referring to his daughter as his “American Dream,” is not necessarily a new thing, nor is it simply because his daughter won. He called his daughter his American Dream on the Today show, a day prior to Chloe’s gold medal win.
The family aspect of the win, was shared by Chloe herself, as she told reporters after the event that she “did it for my family.”
My dad has definitely sacrificed a lot for me and I don’t know if I could do it, if I was in his shoes,” the 17-year-old told Reuters. “Leaving your life behind and chasing this dream because your kid is passionate about this sport. I think today I did it for my family and I am so grateful to them.”
It takes a village to raise a gold medalist. Winning gold in South Korea is especially meaningful for Chloe Kim and her family. #BestOfUS #WinterOlympics https://t.co/D65Nuoyydu pic.twitter.com/lhHbz5m0BI
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 13, 2018
More on Kim, per ESPN:
Since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the United States Olympic Committee has provided medalists with a way to thank and recognize the coaches who helped them on their Olympic journeys with Order of Ikkos medals.
Snowboarder Chloe Kim opted to do something a little different with hers on Tuesday night at USA House in Pyeongchang.
Kim awarded her Order of Ikkos medal to teammate Kelly Clark, a five-time Olympian and three-time medalist who took fourth on Tuesday. It was the first time an athlete opted to award the medal to another athlete.
“I was grateful,” Clark said Wednesday. “Everybody promotes what a talented snowboarder Chloe is, but I’m prouder of her for the person she is. She handles pressure and success with grace and class, and that’s what I relayed to her last night after she awarded me with that medal.
“I said, ‘This speaks volumes about you and about your success and accomplishments.’ And I ended up getting a medal anyway!”