Chloe Kim: Road to PyeongChang/https://www.youtube.com/embed/p8brfJAULgc
As a Worldwide Olympic Partner, Samsung has the opportunity to celebrate unique stories of “Do What You Can’t.” For the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Samsung is spreading the Olympic spirit by telling inspiring stories of Olympians who embody the essence of relentlessly pushing the limits of what’s possible to achieve greatness.
At 17 years old, Team USA Snowboarder Chloe Kim made history in PyeongChang as the youngest woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal in halfpipe at the Olympic Winter Games after landing back-to-back 1080 degree spins.
Beyond being an amazing athlete, Chloe is an amazing person, and her Olympic Games journey has always been supported by team effort. In Chloe’s case, making sacrifices for something greater than herself is what personifies her “Do What You Can’t” story. Chloe’s parents immigrated to the United States, and when Chloe was young, her father, Jong Kim, quit his job to fully support his daughter’s dream of becoming an Olympian. She has now not only achieved her dream but also gone beyond her parent’s wildest expectations. Chloe feels like she is representing both sides of her heritage – she is a young American living in California and fully embraces her Korean heritage – so her first Olympic Winter Games taking place in PyeongChang have been incredibly meaningful to her.
With such a compelling story, Chloe is a true embodiment of the “Do What You Can’t” spirit, and Samsung is proud to help support her dreams and celebrate her remarkable achievements.
“I love working with Samsung, and I actually did my first shoot with them in New Zealand when I was training. We’re working on a series of videos that helps me tell the story of my family and how we ended up here – at the Olympic Games,” said Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim. “It’s been such an amazing experience but was a team effort; my parents have made so many sacrifices for me so I could chase my dream. I think back to when I was too young to go to Sochi – so being able to come here and compete has been so amazing.”