American Chloe Kim wins halfpipe gold

Chloe Kim, of the United States, jumps during the women’s halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — American snowboarder Chloe Kim has won the halfpipe gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The 17-year-old from California dominated the field of a dozen riders, posting a score of 93.75 during the first of her three runs in the finals and a 98.25 in the last run.

Jiayu Liu of China took the silver and American Arielle Gold won bronze, edging out three-time Olympic medalist Kelly Clark.

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