OLYMPIC RECAP | Chloe Kim wins gold; Shaun White returns with a vengeance

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Monday was yet another stellar day for team USA.

First, 17-year-old sensation Chloe Kim claimed gold in the women's snowboarding halfpipe, cruising past the field despite apparently being "hangry."

Then, two-time men's halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White announced his presence in dominating fashion, posting two 90-plus scores in the qualifying round.

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What follows is a comprehensive live blog of the evening's progress. You can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #3Olympics.

12:45 a.m. - White cruises to halfpipe final

Folks, Shaun White is back.

The two-time gold medalist bested his already-stellar first run by putting up a 98.5.

Oh yeah, it's qualifying.


11:32 p.m. - Shaun White sends message in first run

If anyone thought Shaun White would go away quietly following his Sochi disappointment, he made them all eat their words with just one run.

The "Flying Tomato" threw down a 93.25 on his first of two qualifying runs, all but asuring him a spot in tomorrow's final.


A close second behind Shaun? American teammate Ben Ferguson, who delivered a 91.00 of his own.


10:58 p.m. - Chloe Kim is "hangry"

Right before clinching gold, Chloe Kim was tweeting about her breakfast sandwich


10:44 p.m. - Twitter reacts to Chole Kim's gold medal win

From her fellow Olympians to celebrities to even a famous street, everyone was giving props to the 17-year-old sensation.


10:09 p.m. - Russian skiier crashes, walks away

It was a rough start for skiier Pavel Trikhichev, as the Olympic Athlete from Russia crashed during his run in the men's super combined. It could've been much worse, though, as Trikhichev ended up walking away under his own power.


9:29 p.m. - Kim wins gold, takes victory lap

Chloe Kim had already clinched the gold medal before her last run, but decided to go down the halfpipe anyway. What followed was one of the greatest runs of her career, complete with back-to-back 1080s to give her a near-perfect 98.25.


Liu Jiayu of China took silver, while Kim's fellow American Arielle Gold earned the bronze.

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9:21 p.m. - Other American competitors

Twenty-one-year-old Arielle Gold of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, delivered an impressive 85.75 to vault herself into third place.


Gold was followed by 34-year-old Kelly Clark, whose score of 83.50 came up just short of the podium. Still, it was a great way to likely end her amazing Olympic career.


8:58 p.m. - Kim stumbles, hangs on to first

Chloe Kim made a rare mistake on her second run, falling down while attempting a second straight 1080-degree spin. However, she remains ahead of Liu Jiayu with one run to go.


8:45 p.m. - Clark keeps it up

Kelly Clark is still shredding, with her second run keeping her in position for a bronze medal.


8:29 p.m. - Proud dad

Of all Chloe Kim's fans, none were more excited than her father, South Korean-born Jong Jin.


8:27 p.m. - Kim dominates early

Chloe Kim turned in an incredible performance on her opening run, rocketing into first place with a score of 93.75. Liu Jiayu of China sits in second at 85.50, with the legendary Kelly Clark in third at 76.25.


8:06 p.m. - Kelly Clark

Legendary American snowboarder Kelly Clark just put together a solid 76.25 on her first halfpipe performance. A little perspective for everyone...