Toyota announced today, they just signed a multi-year partnership deal with Chloe Kim, the youngest member of the U.S. Snowboard Pro team to join their Team Toyota athlete roster.
The first-generation Korean American who won her second-consecutive X Games gold at Aspen 2016 and made history againthe following week at the Park City Grand Prix, as the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s, turned 16 on April 23 (the only X Games athlete to win two golds before age 16).
To celebrate her Sweet 16 and her new status as a Team Toyota athlete, Toyota surprised her with a decked out, custom wrapped RAV4 Hybrid as she left a birthday dinner with her family and friends.
Here are some fun facts about Chloe Kim, the newest Team Toyota athlete:
- A 15 year old (turned 16 on April 23, 2016), first-generation Korean American, she is the youngest member of the U.S. Snowboard "Pro" team.
- She won her second-consecutive X Games gold at Aspen 2016.
- She made history again the following week at the Park City Grand Prix, becoming the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s, scoring a perfect 100.
- She earned her first X Games medal (silver) at age 13 and is the only X Games athlete ever to win two gold before age 16.
- Named one of Time Magazine's "30 Most Influential Teens of 2015"
- NBC Top 10 athletes to watch for the 2018 Winter Games.
"I'm so excited to partner with Toyota and represent their brand on the slopes and off," said Kim. "Growing up I was inspired watching some of the most incredible athletes in the sport, and to this day, I'm still impressed by so many of them as a fan of the sport. I'm proud to be the newest member on the team."