2015 IMPACT25 Athlete: Chloe Kim


"She's one of the most talented athletes I've seen in a long time. She's amazing now and she has tons of potential." --Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark

At the ripe old age of 14, snowboarder Chloe Kim rode her way into X Games history, nabbing gold in the super pipe and, in doing so, becoming the youngest gold medalist in a winter event.

Her smooth riding and impressive tricks -- like cab 900s and front-side 1080s -- and her hunger for big air is reminiscent of snowboarding queen Kelly Clark, who Kim passed, points-wise, to nab the gold. (Kim can also ride switch comfortably, which is rare even among the pros.)

She wasn't eligible for the 2014 Olympics because of her age, but she'll be ready to drop in and go big at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the country from where her parents emigrated.

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The IMPACT25 is espnW's annual list of the 25 athletes and influencers who have made the greatest impact for women in sports. Explore the 2015 list at espnW.com/IMPACT25.