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Chloe Kim Is Ready to Win Olympic Gold Again—On Her Own Terms

Jan 18, 2022|2:46

As the Beijing Games have drawn nearer, Chloe Kim’s focus has intensified. Always committed to training in the snow, she started hitting the gym with purpose too. Kim feels the weight of expectation. And she knows her situation is not that different from Simone Biles’ before the Tokyo Olympics in July. Their acrobatic sports have frightening similarities too: if Kim’s mind isn’t right during a routine, she risks life-threatening damage. Pretending that the parallels with Biles don’t exist “is the worst thing you can do,” says Kim’s coach, Rick Bower.

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