Chloe Kim Surprise!

  • 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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.
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    "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."

     

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