American golfer Nelly Korda wins Olympic title

Korda, the youngest daughter of former Czech tennis player Petr Korda, won with a total of 267 (-17). Her sister, Jessica, finished 15th with -9. Korda imitated his compatriot Xander Schauelecrowned by the male side a few days before.

The 23-year-old led the tournament from start to finish after posting a 67 in the first round and another fantastic 62 on day two.

I called my parents real quick. I didn’t even have time to look at my phone, I’m sure I’ll have a lot of messages! Emotions are overwhelming me right now.Korda exclaimed after his last run.

I knew this tournament would be tough and hotly contested. Lid (KO) made several good shots to keep the score tight. It was quite a battle. »

a quote from Nelly Korda, Olympic golf champion

New Zealand’s Lydia Ko (-16) and Japan’s Mone Inami (-16) tied for second place. Inami finally led him to the extra pit to get her hands on the cash. Ko finishes off with the bronze.

An ordinary tournament for Canadians

The two Canadians had a tougher tournament.

Brooke Henderson played her best round on the final day to finish at -4. She signed a card of 67 (-4) to finish in 29th place.

It feels good to finish this round. I’m glad I got so many birdies, I needed them. The experience is more enjoyable. I am happy to be an Olympian for the second time and I hope to be in better shape in three years in Paris.Henderson said.

It was different not having followers. At the same time, it is a great opportunity to be on this stage and represent your country. I tried to take advantage of it. »

a quote from Brooke Henderson, 29th place
She looks at the ball she just hit.

canadian brooke henderson

Photo: afp via getty images/YOSHI IWAMOTO

Her teammate Alena Sharp (75) had a tougher day and finished +5 in 49th place.

It’s a little frustrating. I was tired, I felt it today. My impulses were lazy. I still played four rounds in the Olympic tournament and represented Canada. I have to see the positiveSharp added, a little annoyed.

The International Golf Federation moved up the start of the round to 6:30 am local time to try to finish this final round before a tropical storm made the game too dangerous.

The rain began to fall as Henderson and Sharp completed their rounds. Play was halted less than an hour later due to an impending severe thunderstorm.

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