Kwon Su-noo Makes Olympic Debut as 1st Korean Woman Snowboarder

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    February 13, 2018 08:47

    Chloe Kim reacts after performing in the qualifying round of the women's snowboard halfpipe at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Monday. /Reuters-Yonhap

    Kwon Su-noo became the first Korean to compete in the women's snowboard halfpipe event in Olympic freestyle skiing, but she fell way short of a medal finish.

    The 19-year-old finished 18th overall out of 24 in the qualifying round on Monday, scoring 19.25 in the first run and 35 points in the second run.

    One person who will be in action in Tuesday's final is 17-year-old Korean-American sensation Chloe Kim.

    On her Olympic debut, Kim scored 91.5 and 95.5 points, making her the only rider to score more than 90 points in both runs and the solid favorite to win the gold. 

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