Snowboard heavy scores at the 2022 Olympics and Prada drama
This year there hasn’t been without its fair share of Prada drama on the mountain. But first, let’s go back to when Chloe Kim broke a world record by scoring 94.00 in the women’s halfpipe in her first run, earning her 2nd gold medal and the key to my heart this season from Valentine’s day. Hold on to that dear gold Chloe. At 21, Chloe Kim is becoming a dynamic young legend in the sport of half pipe. Imagine where she might be in eight years or even more. And with her grace, she makes it look so easy! An inspiration to many female snowboarders, Chloe Kim is just one of the reasons I love watching snowboarding during the Olympics.
Since its indoctrination at the Olympics in 1998, snowboarding has become a key part of the Winter Games. And one of my favorite winter sports to watch. In the Big Air Finals you saw the Big Air Men’s Team USA wrath with Chris Corning scoring a 92.00 and it wasn’t the highlight of the day. A crazy day of Big Air Snowboarding, the scores were heavy and in the end it was Su Yiming who emerged victorious.
Prada’s Olympic drama
Prada’s Olympics drama centers around Julia Marino and her Prada snowboard and speculation is starting to grow around her involvement in her earlier injury. I certainly don’t blame Marino for wanting to win another silver medal or maybe another gold medal with this sleek and sexy Prada snowboard. But unfortunately the IOC committee thinks otherwise and from the reports it looks like they could have told Marino she can’t ride this board. What we do know is that there’s this rule called Rule 40 that basically says, you can’t be a walking billboard for other brands. Especially brands that have nothing to do with winter sports. Logic, unfortunately, Julia Marino had none of that! So she dropped out of the Big Air event.