Chloe Kim's snowboarding career launched at 6 years old when her dad signed her up for a team because it was cheaper than lessons

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Chloe Kim has been dominating the snowboarding world for years.

Kim began snowboarding at four years old, and joined her first team at six.

Kim's father said he signed her up for the team because it was cheaper than getting lessons.

Kim continued her rise from then, all the way to the Pyeongchang Olympics, where she won a gold medal.

On Tuesday at the Winter Olympics, Chloe Kim announced herself as the next star of the games when she dominated the women's halfpipe to win a gold medal.

At just 17 years old, Kim has been one of the most dominant snowboarders in the world for years, tearing up the lower levels of the sport until she was old enough to make it to the Olympics.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: No one wants to host the Olympics anymore will they go away?See Also:The 15 best photos from Chloe Kim's dominating gold-medal performance in the ladies' half-pipeChloe Kim had already sealed a gold medal when she threw down a combination the Olympic games have never seen, just for funChloe Kim was tweeting about breakfast minutes before learning if she won a gold medal