Cheers erupted through the room. Call it the Super Bowl, Part II. A crowd of family and a few friends watched the sport in awe.
Chloe Kim, America's newest sweetheart, had taken gold.
It was a strange way for a sporting contest to unfold. There was no buzzer beater. No last-minute Hail Mary. There was no need for one. Ms. Kim, like the other snowboarders, was given three runs downhill at the Olympic Games. And her score on the first run--93.75--was all but unbeatable. Nobody came close, try though they might. So the 17-year-old from California was a gold-medal winner before her last run, and the world knew it. She did too, as her smile(s) attested.
So she went down the slope again. In a victory lap.
And scored an unbelievable 98.25.
From the shouts in the living room, you'd have thought it was football. But who can think of such a brutal sport when there is grace and glamour--and charm--in the winter games? Her name is Chloe Kim.
Editorial on 02/14/2018
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