From rookie snowboard star all the way to national hero. The rise of Chinese snowboard phenom Su Yiming has been nothing short of meteoric. It’s downright historic, actually: At the age of 17, the native of Jilin City, China, won Big Air gold at the Steamboat FIS Snowboard World Cup and made the history books as the first Chinese snowboarder to earn a podium at a World Cup contest. The soft-spoken teenager also casually qualified into the Winter Olympics in Beijing 2022, only to take things to the next level: In front of a hometown crowd, Su Yiming stomped a spectacular 1800 to claim silver in slopestyle. Next, he proceeded to earn the Olympic gold medal in Big Air, a historic first snowboard gold medal for China, and became a national treasure shortly before his 18th birthday. Then again, he’s actually been famous for some time as a child actor in hit films like The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014) and TV series like The Wolf (2020). Did we mention that he also set the Guinness World Record as the first snowboarder to stomp a 1980-degree rotation in 2021? Despite all the epicness, Su Yiming is as humble and grateful as they come. Make sure to follow-on Instagram to see what this young gamechanger does next!