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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.

Watch Chloe Kim land a never-been-done 1260 in halfpipe practice

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No woman has landed a 1260 in a halfpipe contest, but Chloe Kim looks ready to next season.

Kim, who in PyeongChang became the youngest female Olympic snowboarding champion, landed a frontside 1260 in a video posted on her Instagram this week.

“After multiple penguin slides and ice burns all over my body it was worth it!!” the caption read.

Kim said she landed the trick after seven to 10 tries, working on it for three days at her home pipe in Mammoth Mountain, Calif., according to TransWorld Snowboarding.

“You’ll definitely see it in competition next season!” she said, according to the report.

Kim is already the only woman to land back-to-back 1080s in a contest, which she first did in 2016 and then again in PyeongChang.

At the same Mammoth Mountain camp, Olympian Maddie Mastro landed a double crippler (or a double backflip on the frontside wall), which has also never been landed in a women’s contest.

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Chloe Kim rallies to win U.S. Open, notch unprecedented sweep (video)

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Chloe Kim jumped from fifth place to win the Burton U.S. Open with her third and final run to become the first halfpipe rider to sweep the X Games, Olympics and U.S. Open in one season.

In her last run, the 17-year-old did not attempt the back-to-back 1080s she used on her victory lap at the PyeongChang Olympics. She did a 1080 followed by a 720 instead.

It was enough. Kim scored 85.8 points, jumping past Olympic teammate Maddie Mastro, the leader after two runs with 82.9.

Kim three-peated as U.S. Open champ.

“Unfortunately, I couldn’t land the back-to-back 10s, which is a huge bummer because I was getting them perfectly in practice,” said Kim, who tried back-to-back 1080s on her first run but fell on the second trick. “But I’m stoked I was able to put something down.”

The U.S. Open is the last major contest of the season. Kim may enroll in college classes in the fall, but she still plans to compete next season.

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