WATCH: Nelly Korda Vibes to the Pink Panther Theme Music With Her Olympic Gold Medal

Published 12/29/2021, 10:44 AM EST
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Women’s Individual – Medal Ceremony – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 7, 2021. Gold medalist Nelly Korda of the United States bites her medal. REUTERS/Toby Melville


Winning gold at the Olympics is a dream for many athletes. Nelly Korda of the United States of America won the Gold medal in Golf at Tokyo Olympics 2021.

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In a recent Instagram reel posted by LPGA Tour, Nelly can be seen dancing with her Olympic gold medal to the Pink Panther theme track.

 

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Nelly plays for the LPGA Tour and has won seven times.

Korda sisters’ rule on the LPGA Tour

Jessica and Nelly Korda were born into a sports family. Their parents, Petr and Regina Korda were successful Tennis players; however, they played for the Czech Republic.

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It was until 2008, then the Korda family moved to the United States. Jessica, the eldest, was the first to enter golf. Since she started to become good in the sport, their parents put Nelly in golf.

The Korda sisters have won 13 LPGA Tour titles altogether; Jessica won six titles, whereas Nelly won seven. It is to be noted that Jessica started playing on tour in 2011 and Nelly in 2017.

The Korda sisters love to play against each other. While they are the support system of each other, Nelly and Jessica love a good competition. With her gold medal at the Olympics, Nelly has the upper hand over her sister.

Nelly Korda – the Olympic gold medalist

Nelly won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Japan’s Mone Inami won silver, whereas Lydia Ko of New Zealand won the bronze medal.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Women’s Individual – Final – Round 3 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 6, 2021. Nelly Korda of the United States in action. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Korda won the tournament with a score of 17 and under. Interestingly, the Olympics was not the only title she won in 2021. Nelly Korda won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and became the No.1 on the LPGA Rankings after this tournament.

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With the win at the Olympics and KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Nelly became the first-ever golfer to win the Olympics and a major in the same year.

Although the year 2021 seems perfect for Nelly, it is to be noted that she was unable to make it to the US Open. The KPMG win came just a week after her disqualification for the US Open 2021.

JOHNS CREEK, GEORGIA – JUNE 27: Nelly Korda poses with the trophy after putting in to win on the 18th green during the final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club on June 27, 2021 in Johns Creek, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Nelly has bagged majors and the Olympics and is still a 23-year-old woman. She has a long way to go, and with her statistics, we can hope for nothing but a bright future for the young woman.

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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