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Chloe Kim tweeted in the middle of her snowboard event and then won gold

Olympics Wire logo Olympics Wire 2/13/2018 Chris Chase

Getty © Getty Getty Some athletes talk strategy with coaches. Others get away from everybody and listen to music. A few might be visualizing their next run. A few more might be unsuccessfully trying to hold back the nerves that invariably come when you're competing on the grandest stage in the world after a lifetime of training. There's no right answer to the question, "what do you do when you're waiting for the biggest moment of your career?"

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Chloe Kim might have one though. She used the downtime in between her dominant winning runs in Tuesday's snowboarding halfpipe competition to tweet about her breakfast.

That tweet came after Kim's second run, exactly 15 minutes before the 17-year-old took her victory lap in the race after having clinched gold when none of the competitors bettered her score before her final run.

Remember, when there are live primetime events in the United States it means they take place in the morning in Korea, so competitors in those early events need to fill up on the most important meal of the day before hitting the slopes. In theory, at least.

I love Kim's post both because it exists and because writing about your breakfast is like the most cliched thing to tweet. Luddites used to dismiss Twitter and Facebook by saying "who cares what you ate for [one of the three meals]!" It's like Grumpy Old Man 101. Tony Kornheiser still says a variation of that on the radio.

Apparently people care. The tweet has over 40,000 likes and retweets in its first 45 minutes and will surely have millions of views by the time the night is over. And it'll get people thinking: If Kim can be so great while hangry from a skipped meal, maybe *I* can go without breakfast tomorrow and see my productivity skyrocket.

No, you can't. The only thing skipping breakfast for intentional hangriness will do is making your stomach rumble and leave your coworkers annoyed about how irritating you are. Leave the breakfast-time experiments to the gold-medal winners, please.


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