Double Olympic snowboarding champion Chloe Kim mentioned she is going to sit out the 2022-23 season to give attention to her psychological well being after a “draining” 12 months. The American grew to become the youngest girl to say an Olympic gold in snowboarding when she received the halfpipe on the 2018 Winter Video games as a 17-year-old, and defended her title in Beijing earlier this 12 months.
“Only for my psychological well being,” Kim advised U.S. on-line information service Cheddar Information when requested in regards to the purpose for her choice.
“(I) simply need to type of reset. I don’t need to get proper again into it after such a enjoyable, however draining 12 months, on the similar time, figuring out that it was an Olympic 12 months.
“I simply need to get pleasure from this second, take all of it in after which again to it once I’m feeling prepared, however as of now the plan is most undoubtedly to go after a 3rd medal.”
The 22-year-old additionally took a full season off after the 2018 Video games to give attention to her research and her psychological well being.
The Milan-Cortina Winter Olympics might be held in February 2026.