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Chloe Kim says she broke her ankle

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Late Saturday night, Chloe Kim revealed on Twitter she will need surgery to repair a broken ankle. The tweet came after Kim had finished second to fellow U.S. snowboarder Maddie Mastro at the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships.

It was unclear when Kim had broken her ankle, having laid down the best run of the semifinals at the U.S. Open event in Vail and was able to compete well enough in the finals to finish on the podium.

Mastro took the top spot in a run that featured the first double crippler ever landed by a woman in competition, according to VailDaily.com. Her score of 84.74 was better than Kim’s best, at 84.62. Full results are here.

Kim also noted the injury would require surgery, knocking her out of the U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe competition scheduled for Saturday, March 9 on her home mountain in Mammoth Lakes, California.

‘PyeongChang Revisited’ to air this week on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

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Commemorating one year since the winter Olympics came to South Korea, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA presents “PyeongChang Revisited,” this week starting Monday, with 36 hours of programming highlighting the stories and memorable moments of the Games.

“PyeongChang Revisited,” features 29 different shows, including episodes of “Return to PyeongChang” and “Olympic Classics,” looking back at the gold medal performances of Americans Mikaela ShiffrinShaun White and Chloe Kim, as well as the U.S. women’s hockey team and men’s curling team.

Coverage will air on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA and will be streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

“PyeongChang Revisited” will also include original programming, starting with “PyeongChang Stories,” on Monday, February 11, at noon ET. The program, hosted by NBC Olympics correspondent Jimmy Roberts, will focus on the culture and people of the Olympic host city.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also air documentaries on the unified Korean women’s hockey team and the gold medal-winning U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team.

The full programming schedule for “PyeongChang Revisited” is below:

PyeongChang Revisited

Day Start Time (ET) End Time (ET) Program
Monday Noon 12:30 p.m. 2018 Olympic Special: PyeongChang Stories
12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.. Olympic Winter Tales: Snowboarder Jamie Nicholls
1 p.m. 2 p.m. We Are One: The Remarkable Story of the Unified Team of Korea
2 p.m. 3 p.m. Olympic Winter Tales: Switzerland Men’s Ice Hockey
3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Olympic Winter Tales: Italy Men’s Curling
3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Figure Skating – Team Event
4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Figure Skating – Pairs
5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Figure Skating – Men’s Singles
6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Figure Skating – Ice Dance
7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Figure Skating – Ladies Singles
8:30 p.m. 10 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Alpine Skiing – Women’s Events
10 p.m. 11 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Cross-Country Skiing: Women’s Team Sprint
10 p.m. Midnight Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Halfpipe
Tuesday Noon 2 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Ice Hockey – Men’s Gold Medal Game
2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Alpine Skiing: Women’s Giant Slalom
3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Cross-Country Skiing & Biathlon
5 p.m. 7 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Freestyle Skiing
7 p.m. 8 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Snowboarding: Women’s Slopestyle
8 p.m. 9 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Snowboarding: Men’s Slopestyle
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Snowboarding: Women’s Halfpipe
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Snowboarding: Men’s Halfpipe
10:30 p.m. Midnight Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Snowboarding: Women’s Halfpipe
Wednesday Noon 1 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Bobsled, Luge & Skeleton
1 p.m. 2 p.m. Olympic Winter Tales: Bobsled in PyeongChang
2 p.m. 3 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Short track
3 p.m. 4 p.m. Return to PyeongChang: Speed skating
4 p.m. 5 p.m. Paralympic Films: Empty Net: USA Sled Hockey’s Journey of Redemption
5 p.m. 6 p.m. Paralympic Winter Games: Best of PyeongChang Paralympics
6 p.m. 9 p.m. Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Women’s Hockey: USA vs. Canada
9 p.m. Midnight Olympic Classics: PyeongChang Gold: Men’s Curling: USA vs. Sweden

Chloe Kim wins halfpipe world title, attempts double

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There wasn’t much for Chloe Kim to add to her resume.

But at the World Championships in Park City, Utah, on Friday, the 18-year-old managed yet another milestone, adding a world title to a list of accolades that includes an Olympic gold medal and five X Games titles.

 

 

Kim clinched the title on her first run with a score of 93.50, leading the field by nearly 10 points. She upped the level of difficulty in her third run, attempting a frontside double cork 1080, but did not stay on her feet. China’s Cai Xuetong, the 2017 world champion, finished second, and American Maddie Mastro placed third for her first medal at the World Championships.

Despite her dominance over the rest of the field, Kim tends to focus more on progression than easy victory laps: at the Olympics, she had a gold medal secured with her first run score of 93.75, but put down an even more difficult third run – including back-to-back 1080s – to increase her score to 98.25.

Kim, who said she was “stoked” about her performance, spoke with NBC’s Tina Dixon after the competition about her attempt to land the double. In October, she became the first woman to do it in the halfpipe during training, but has not yet executed it in competition.

“I was really nervous,” she said. “[I] landed my first run super clean…[and] the second run was kind of a setup for the double. I think the next contest hopefully I’ll be able to do it. I’m stoked I tried it and glad I’m walking away in one piece.”

Kim, who dominated the field to win gold in PyeongChang, hasn’t lost a competition in over a year, winning the US Open to end last season and topping the field at the Dew Tour and the X Games earlier this season.

She plans to swap technical tricks for textbooks in the fall as part of the Princeton University Class of 2023.

PyeongChang bronze medalist Scotty James won the world title in men’s halfpipe. The Australian has continued to deliver since the Olympics, where he finished behind Shaun White and Ayumu Hirano: he won a second X Games title last month and defended his 2017 world title in Park City with a technical run that included two 1260s and his signature amplitude.

Japan’s Yuto Totsuka placed second, and Pat Burgener of Switzerland finished third. American Toby Miller, an 18-year-old from Mammoth Lakes, California, finished just off the podium in fourth.

Coverage of the World Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding Championships continues tonight with moguls, live at 9 p.m. on NBCSN.