The brilliant Chloe Kim isn’t just a gold medalist: she’s a transcendent star

Amid the hand-wringing over the Olympics’ waning relevance among millennials, the charismatic US teenager is a breath of fresh air

Chloe Kim stood atop the hill, blonde tendrils draping from either side of her goggles and Lady Gaga playing through her earbuds, the weight of two countries borne squarely on her 5ft 2in frame. She peered down at the cluster of specks at the bottom of the hill, a mass of humanity that included her mother and father, two sisters, three aunts, two cousins and the 75-year-old grandmother who had driven in from Seoul that morning to be there for the final step of a long-held Olympic dream. All eyes on her.

And then she dropped in.

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