Chloe Kim Makes History with First-Ever Women’s 1260 in X Games Halfpipe: Secures 7th X Games Aspen Title

Chloe Kim

In a groundbreaking moment at the X Games, snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim etched her name in the annals of women’s snowboarding history by landing the first-ever 1260 in a women’s snowboard halfpipe competition. The 23-year-old athlete, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, added another feather to her cap by securing her seventh X Games Aspen title, matching the record set by her mentor, Kelly Clark.

Kim’s historic feat unfolded during the Friday finals, where she executed a flawless cab 1260 at the conclusion of her last run. Already having clinched the title, she showcased her determination and skill by successfully landing the record-breaking move during her celebratory victory lap. In expressing her excitement, Kim stated, “I really wanted to do that trick for a long time. I wish it was a little cleaner, but I’m really stoked that I was able to put it down.”

The X Games, formerly known as Twitter, shared Kim’s accomplishment, emphasizing her dominance in the discipline. The post highlighted her seventh X Games SuperPipe gold, tying with Kelly Clark, and underscored her groundbreaking achievement as the first woman to land a 1260 in a women’s snowboard superpipe competition.

Chloe Kim’s ascent to international stardom began at the age of 17 when she secured her first gold medal in the halfpipe at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. Returning to competitive snowboarding this month after her success at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Kim’s dedication to pushing boundaries was evident during her training for the 2026 games in Switzerland. Her coach revealed that she became the first woman to land a 1440 in training, showcasing her commitment to pushing the sport’s limits.

Looking ahead, Chloe Kim is poised to make history at the 2026 Olympics, bidding to become the first woman to win three Olympic snowboarding gold medals. If successful, she will join the exclusive ranks of Shaun White, the only man to achieve this remarkable feat.

Following her triumph at the X Games, Chloe Kim is set to participate in the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth Mountain, California, further solidifying her status as a trailblazer and one of the most accomplished figures in women’s snowboarding. Her continued success and groundbreaking achievements inspire a new generation of athletes, elevating the sport to new heights.

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