2020 Summer Olympics - Athletes

Golf

Lydia Ko

Date of birth

1997-04-24

Birthplace

Seoul (South Korea)

Height

165 cm

LPGA Tour victories

12 (up to 24/05/2016)

Best career ranking

1 (February 2015)

LPGA Major Championships

  • Women's PGA Championship: 3rd (2014)
  • Women's British Open: Tied for 3rd (2015)
  • Evian Championship: Winner (2015)
  • ANA Inspiration: Winner (2016)

Inspiring a generation

In 2015, at the age of just 17, Lydia Ko became the youngest world number 1 in professional golf. The New Zealander's precocious success and impact on women's sport has made her a global superstar, to the extent that she was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2014.

Born in South Korea, Ko moved to New Zealand with her parents at the age of 4, just a year before taking up golf. At 14, she became the youngest person to win a professional tour event, the NSW Open.

After turning pro in October 2013, more success followed, notably 2 major titles: the Evian Championship (2015) and the ANA Inspiration (2016). Ko now dreams of cementing her status as the biggest name in women's golf by becoming the sport's first Olympic champion since 1900.

Results

Women's Individual

Women's Individual-16
16Women's Individual, Round 1-1
10Women's Individual, Round 2-4
2Women's Individual, Round 3-5
3Women's Individual, Round 4-6

Medal Tracker

Overall Medal Leaders

  • 113
    USA
  • 88
    CHN
  • 71
    ROC

Individual Medal Leaders

Gold
Gold
United StatesUSA 39
ChinaCHN 38
JapanJPN 27
Silver
Silver
United StatesUSA 41
ChinaCHN 32
Russian Olympic CommitteeROC 28
Bronze
Bronze
United StatesUSA 33
Russian Olympic CommitteeROC 23
Great BritainGBR 22

Overall Medal Leaders

  • 7
    McKeon
    McKeon
  • 5
    Dressel
    Dressel
  • 4
    McKeown
    McKeown

Individual Medal Leaders

Gold
Gold
United StatesDressel 5
AustraliaMcKeon 4
AustraliaMcKeown 3
Silver
Silver
Great BritainScott 3
United StatesLedecky 2
ChinaYufei 2
Bronze
Bronze
AustraliaMcKeon 3
RussiaMelnikova 2
RussiaNagornyy 2

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