Aly Raisman, Chloe Kim appear in Maroon 5 music video

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Olympic champions Aly RaismanChloe Kim and Alex Morgan joined a score of influential women in Maroon 5’s latest music video, “Girl Like You,” featuring Cardi B.

“How can you not be all smiles when you’re asked to be a part of @maroon5 music video??” was posted on Raisman’s Instagram. “@adamlevine lucky to call you a friend. Thank you so much for making that day so fun. I wish we could do it all over again!”

Previously, three of Raisman’s Olympic teammates appeared in music videos.

McKayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber were in a 30 Seconds to Mars video in 2013Simone Biles appeared in Jake Miller music video in 2016.

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VIDEO: Chloe Kim lands never-been-done 1260 in halfpipe

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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Watch Shaun White ride Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch wave

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Three iconic boarders. One innovative wave.

Shaun White recently joined Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater (and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder) at Slater’s Surf Ranch, an artificial wave pool that Slater hopes will revolutionize competitive surfing.

White live streamed the experience on Instagram last week and shared this video of the experience for posterity.

Last month, Slater said he was holding out hope that the first Olympic surfing competition in Tokyo in 2020 would use wave-pool technology rather than the already decided freshwater venue in Japan, which obviously comes with the typical variables of surfing contests.

Slater, 46, may even try and make the first U.S. Olympic surfing team.

White, who was at the last two Summer Olympics as a spectator and correspondent for NBC, may try to make the 2020 Games in skateboarding, another new Olympic sport.

Hawk, 50, is not expected to attempt a comeback from a near-two-decade retirement.

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