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PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: Snowboarder Ben Ferguson of the United States practices ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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United States star Chloe Kim was the best of 12 qualifiers into the finals of the ladies snowboarding halfpipe at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The field began with 24 entrants in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with the best of two runs deciding the finalists field. Kim was the class of the group with the top two runs of the day, posting a score of 95.50 in her second turn. Liu Jiayu of China finished in a distance second place with a score of 87.75.

The 12 remaining athletes will battle for a gold medal Tuesday morning in South Korea (Monday at 8 p.m. ET).


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