2016 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-11 273
11Women's Individual, Round 1-2 18
31Women's Individual, Round 2-1 18
1Women's Individual, Round 3-6 18
12Women's Individual, Round 4-2 18

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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