5 golf representatives confirmed for Paris Olympics

Gold medal reward ‘300 million won’

The five Korean national team players who will compete in the golf event at the Paris Olympics have been finalized.
On the 27th, the Korea Golf Association announced, “The list of athletes dispatched to the Paris Olympics has been confirmed and submitted to the Korea Sports Council. Qualification for participation in the Olympics is based on the men’s and women’s world rankings.”

In the Olympic golf event, 60 men and women each participate.
Two people per country can participate for both men and women.

However, up to four people from one country can participate if they are ranked among the top 15 in the world.
The men’s event will be held from August 1st to 4th and the women’s event will be held from August 7th to 10th.

Men’s Paris Olympic Golf Team

The men are Kim Joo-hyung and An Byeong-hoon.
In the world rankings as of the 17th, Kim Joo-hyung ranked 26th and An Byeong-hoon ranked 27th, ranking first and second among Korean players.

Kim Joo-hyung is competing in his first Olympics.
Byung-Hoon An had his second opportunity to compete following the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Women’s Paris Olympic Golf Team

For women, Ko Jin-young, Yang Hee-young, and Kim Hyo-joo will compete in the Olympics.
Ko Jin-young and Kim Hyo-joo also participated in the last Tokyo competition.

Jinyoung Ko tied for 9th place, and Hyoju Kim tied for 15th place.
Yang Hee-young is participating in the Olympics for the first time in eight years since the 2016 Rio Games.

At the Rio Games, Yang Hee-young tied for 4th place.

Paris Olympic Golf Course

The Paris Olympic Golf Course is Le Golf National’s 2024 Olympic Course (Albatross Course).
Le Golf National is a golf course owned by the French Golf Association.

Starting with the French Open in 1991, the 2018 Ryder Cup and the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship were held.
The Korea Golf Association budgeted 300 million won for gold medals, 150 million won for silver medals, and 100 million won for bronze medals as prize money for this tournament.

by 홀짝사이트

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