Snowboarder Chloe Kim tweets about snacking during Olympic runs

Ice cream could be the next meal of champions.

U.S. Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim took to Twitter in between runs at the qualifying round of the women’s snowboarding half-pipe competition to talk about her sweet tooth.

To settle her Olympic nerves, Kim said she turned to “bomb” churros to ease her mind and was also in the mood for ice cream despite being out in the cold.

Fans were surprised to see Kim tweeting and talking about eating a snack while the competition was going on.

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The 17-year-old has not been shy about her love for sweets and junk food.

In December she posted an Instagram photo of herself with bags of California Pizza Kitchen and the caption, “So what’s your training diet like.” Kim has also posted pictures of herself going to In-N-Out and one of her sipping a slushy with a waffle topped with whipped cream, bananas and strawberries.

While her diet may not scream Olympic nutrition, Kim is one of the best up-and-coming athletes in this year’s Winter Games.

Kim, who is the daughter of South Korean immigrants, is the first woman to successfully land back-to-back 1080s.

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The snowboarder impressed in her debut in the women’s halfpipe snowboard competition Monday, producing a score of 91.5 on her first run and a 95.5 on her second, which she told the Washington Post was “really good, very perfect.”

Chloe Kim was craving some ice cream after snacking on churros to ease her nerves during her first snowboarding run in this year’s Winter Olympics.

Chloe Kim was craving some ice cream after snacking on churros to ease her nerves during her first snowboarding run in this year’s Winter Olympics.

(Rick Bowmer/AP)

“I was really nervous,” Kim said. “But my goal here is to land every run I do in the contest.”

If she were to win a medal in Pyeongchang, she’d become the youngest female snowboarder to ever take home an Olympic medal.

Kim will have her chance at gold on Tuesday during her three runs in the medal round.

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