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Chloe Kim returns to the superpipe in Aspen rested, healthy and wiser

Winter X Chloe on Snow Snowboarding
Posted at 7:34 AM, Jan 29, 2021

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Chloe Kim took some time off to heal her body and broaden her mind. Mission accomplished.

And now that she’s back at her day job, it looks as though she never left. Now 20 and with a year at Princeton under her belt, the Olympic champion is in the lineup for the Winter X Games, going for her fifth gold medal on the superpipe in Aspen.

READ MORE: X Games Aspen get underway Friday afternoon

Her chance to defend the Olympic title is a scant 13 months away.

She says she's been anxious upon her return after a 22-month hiatus.

But if there's been any rust, it hasn't shown.

In her first contest back, last week in Switzerland, she won going away, and she's a favorite to do the same this week.