first round of women's golf, which is aiming for a gold medal for the second time in a row, will start tomorrow (the 4th). Rio Olympic champion Park In-bee, world No. 2 Jin-young Ko, and Kim Se-young and Kim Hyo-joo are all four contestants for the championship.
Correspondent Ha Seong-ryong.
women's team started their journey to the Tokyo Olympics by taking a commemorative photo in front of the men's team and the five-wheeled flag after the tournament.
The players who went to the practice round wearing uniforms engraved with 'Korea' checked the course thoroughly, cooling down with ice packs even in the heat of 35 degrees Celsius.
World 2nd Jin-young Ko, 3rd Place Park In-bee, 4th Place Kim Se-young, and 6th Place Kim Hyo-joo, all of the players who jointly won 45 LPGA career wins are considered candidates for the championship.
We named the team 'Aven Juice' to convey the sweet news of medals.
Park In-bee, who overcame a finger injury five years ago and achieved the 'Golden Grand Slam', is aiming for the top spot for the second time in a row.
[Park In-bee/Rio Olympic Gold Medalist: I also work hard and the athletes work hard so that I can put the Korean flag on the highest point.] The
first day group formation is interesting, Park In-bee, along with Lydia Ko and Feng San-san, belonged to the Rio Olympic medalist group. Jinyoung Ko will face off against Nelly Corda for the world rankings 1-2.
[Jinyoung Ko / 2nd place in the women's golf world: I want to play without regrets at the long-awaited Olympics because it is delayed by a year,I hope I get good grades.]
Director Pak Se-ri emphasized the importance of the short game.
[Se-ri Pak / Coach of Women's Golf Team: The rough is long, but the grass is quite tough, so there are quite a few holes around the green where it is difficult to approach chip shots.]
Unlike the men's, the world's top rankers are all out for the women's game, and from tomorrow onwards, fierce stars for medals Their war unfolds.
(Video coverage: Jeon Gyeong-bae, video editing: Lee Jeong-taek)
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