Olympic Gold Medalist is First Generation Immigrant

Chloe Kim is a First Generation Korean American whose parents were immigrants from Korea. She is a phenom and the best at what she does. Last night she dominated the Snowboarding Half Pipe and won gold for the USA.

“I’m a little overwhelmed. This is the best outcome I could have asked for,” said Kim, who became the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding gold medal and the second 17-year-old on the U.S. snowboard team (Red Gerard took gold in slopestyle) to win gold at these Games. “This has been a long journey,” she said. “Going home with the gold is amazing.” The kismet in Kim’s story is impossible to miss. Born in 2000, she was good enough, but too young, to compete in the Sochi Olympics in Russia. So, she waited and made her debut in Pyeongchang, South Korea, a city located a few hours east of Seoul, where her parents grew up and where much of her extended family still lives.