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