Despite the hard weather conditions, Kim was able to swiftly carry the woman downhill.
Olympian Chloe Kim proved that snowboarding is not only a competitive game but it also teaches us to help others. In a video that went viral on Instagram, Kim can be first seen teaching a woman to snowboard while holding her hands. However, the woman falls in some time. So, Kim decides to carry her down as it begins to get windy. The woman gets onto Kim's back and then she snowboards downwards. She says, "Alright this is easy. Light work." Despite the hard weather conditions, Kim is able to swiftly take the woman down. As they reach the bottom of the hill, Kim even tells her that there is an easier run nearby that she can try out.
The person who was filming the video tells the woman that it was "Chloe Kim, two-time Olympic medallist" who carried her on her back. The woman is overcome with awe. She approaches Kim, thanks her and gives her a hug. Kim says, "I just wanted to help." This incident happened at Mammoth Mountain, a famous snow destination in Southern California. The video has more than 22,000 likes and is captioned, " Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist @chloekim took some time in between pow laps this weekend to help a guest in need. ♥️ Watch till the end…👀"
Many on Instagram just loved how the Olympian helped the woman. @stitchworks43 wrote, "That is the Olympic spirit right there, we don't get to see." @mmmredwine said, "That’s what it’s all about!!! Love one another. Help each other out!!! She’s a spectacular human ♥️♥️♥️" @lara_filipina wrote, "Damn girl! You’re so strong! Carrying a person your size on your back on a slippery mountain! #respect 🙌" @k8rg8r77 wrote, "Wow! Amazing of her to help out! An athlete to look up to."
Talking about Olympians, last year, Allyson Felix also did something which came as a help to many. Felix announced an initiative to provide free child care to athletes, coaches, and staff at the US Track and Field championships. The initiative came in partnership with her sponsor, Athleta & Mother, a non-profit started by world champion and Felix's Team USA teammate, Alysia Montaño. Felix said that the cost of child care is "one of the main obstacles" faced by athletes who are also moms. "Sports and athletics ultimately act as a microcosm for motherhood and careers within our larger society, as women are too often told they cannot be fierce competitors in their careers while still being a caregiver to their children," the 36-year-old said. "No woman should ever have to choose between her career and her family, and our goal is to make accessible child care a standard provision for working moms."
"My hope is that this free and accessible child care service in partnership with Athleta and &Mother will help raise awareness around the need for a better child care system—both in sports and beyond," Felix added.
"The Child Care Grants from Athleta and Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) grants are a game-changer for these women," said Felix. "Not all professional athletes are fortunate to have a sponsor or any financial support, so the grants have allowed them to train and travel with less stress or barriers. We've supported 23 athletes so far, and I look forward to seeing how many more we can help with this year’s grant cycle."
We sure need more sports champions like Chloe and Felix leading the way, when it comes to humanitarian initiatives or just being great human beings!