U.S. Golfer Nelly Korda Wins Gold Medal in the Women’s Golf Competition

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Since the start of the Tokyo Olympics, U.S. athletes have risen onto the medal podium to be awarded gold, silver, or bronze. This time US golfer Nelly Korda has made her country proud by taking one more Gold medal in the women’s golf competition. So far, the US has secured 33 gold medals at the 2021 Olympics, which is second among all countries in Tokyo through Aug. 6 events.

Korda led by as many as three shots on the back nine. In the end, she required two putts from just inside 30 feet on the 18th hole for par and a 2-under 69. 23-year-old Korda has defeated her opponent and earned a gold medal for her country. Her success proved that she is the best golfer.

In addition to this, Korda becomes the first American female to earn a medal in golf in 1900 when Margaret Abbott earned gold in Paris. This victory of Nelly Korda indicates her fourth victory of the season and her first since turning into a World No. 1 in June.

The game was halted at 11:27 ET due to hazardous weather conditions, with the last two groups on the reachable par-4 17th hole. Korda maintained a one-shot lead over Inami at the time and a two-shot advantage over Ko and Ashok when the horn rang. The play was recommenced at 12:15 a.m. ET.

Furthermore, Korda expressed her happiness after winning the game she said: “It’s crazy. It sounds absurd that I’m a gold medal (winner) and I’m an Olympian. I don’t know it just hasn’t sunk in yet.”