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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) _ If Chloe Kim wants to see how the Olympics can change her life, she might want to get in touch with Toby Dawson.
Dawson is the South Korean-born, American-raised moguls skier whose bronze-medal victory in 2006 led to him being reunited with his birth parents in his native country.
When Dawson was 3, he got separated from his mother at a crowded market in Busan, never to be found by his parents, who searched orphanages for days. A couple from Vail, Colorado, adopted Dawson and brought him to the United States.
When Dawson's birth father saw pictures of Toby after his Olympic success, they were connected, and they met in 2007. Dawson has also been connected with his birth mother and a younger biological brother.
He moved to South Korea in 2012 and was on the organizing committee that helped Pyeongchang land the games. He serves as coach of the South Korean moguls team.
The Associated Press caught up with Dawson on Monday, after a skier he coaches, Joe Woo Choi, finished 10th:``It's pretty amazing for one event to be so life-changing, and to have so many opportunities come from it,'' Dawson said.
Kim, who won the halfpipe gold medal Tuesday, will find out about that soon. The 17-year-old grew up in California, but her parents are South Korean and they still have family members who live here.
Dawson's prediction: ``I think she'll be embraced by the Koreans. She's an amazing athlete. I think they'll quickly adopt her as Korean as well.''