Women’s halfpipe is one snowboarding event that will have eyes glued to it during the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang. A team of four women represent the USA in this event and their ages are all over the map.
The favorite to win gold in this event, Kim enters at 17 years of age and fresh off a gold in the 2018 Winter X-Games. To say Kim has dominated this event in recent years would be an understatement. Kim has won the gold in the last four Winter X-Games in Super Pipe. In Korea, she will attempt to win her first Olympic gold in the country where both of her parents were born.
We could not mention the present of snowboarding without mentioning the legend that is Kelly Clark. The 34 year-old Clark is back for her fifth Olympic games. Already the most decorated Olympic snowboarder of all time, she would become the oldest American to win a snowboarding medal if she can do so in this event. Clark won a gold at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City and has won bronze in Vancouver and Sochii. Clark is ready to go after an injury scare at the X-Games forced her to miss her final run.
Gold had to miss the 2014 games after injuring her shoulder in practice. The 21-year-old from Steamboat Springs, Colorado was the 2013 World champion. She claimed a silver in the 2018 Winter X-Games finishing second to the aforementioned Kim. Her brother is Olympic snowboarder Taylor Gold.
The 17-year-old from Loma Linda, California is in her first Olympic games. It probably comes as no surprise that Mastro also enjoys surfing and time outdoors when shes not snowboarding.