the bronze medal in a playoff over 36-hole leader Denmark after both teams
finished at 14-under 274.
“I feel so
happy and proud winning the gold medal,” said Kinhult. “It’s fun to play as a
team and is more enjoyable than individual games. To be part of the team, to be
part of the Olympics and to win the gold medal has been so much fun.”
team of women’s individual gold medalist Soyoung Lee and Eun Ho Youm trailed
Sweden by one stroke going to the final hole, but Lee rolled in a 12-foot
birdie putt to force the playoff.
is a good achievement,” said Lee. “We are very happy to win the silver medal
although we lost the playoff.”
team of men’s individual gold medalist Renato Paratore, No. 5 in the WAGR, and
Virginia Elena Carta edged Denmark’s John Paul Pultz Pinnerup Axelsen and Emily
Kristine Pedersen by a stroke on the first extra hole in the bronze-medal
“We are a
little bit disappointed, we were hoping to win, but we are OK with the bronze
medal,” said Paratore.
This was the
first time golf was contested in the Youth Olympic Games, which began four
years ago. The Games are open to athletes ages 15-18. The USA did not send
players for the individual or team competition.
its return to the Olympic program for the first time in 112 years in 2016 in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.