The ambition of Giulia Molinaro, the emotion of Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso. Two days before leaving for Japan, the two blue who will represent Italy of golf in the individual competition at the Tokyo Games (scheduled from 4 to 7 August at the Kasumigaseki Country Club), in an interview with ANSA, tell their dreams and five-circle objectives.
Molinaro, 31 years old from Camposampiero (Padua), at the second Olympics in her career (53 / a arrived in Rio de Janeiro), after the third place - her best career result in a Major - at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship wants to try to win a medal to crown a season played on excellent levels.
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"It would be a dream as well as a great honor - she explains - and I'll give it my all" At his absolute debut at the Games, Colombotto Rosso, a 25-year-old born in Turin, can't wait to arrive in Tokyo to fulfill a desire that has always been cherished.
"If they had told me five years ago - says the Piedmontese - I would never have believed it. But now I enjoy this joy that comes after years of work. I go to Japan with the right spirit, I want to have fun and give my best"
From the world number 1, the American Nelly Korda, to the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Games, the South Korean Inbee Park, among the 60 players on the field there are many of the best in the world, contrary to what happened at the male level which has seen sacrifices by many big names, from Dustin Johnson to Louis Oosthuizen, from Sergio Garcia to Tyrrell Hatton.
"Representing Italy is fantastic for me - underlines Molinaro proudly -, the Olympics are the most important stage for any sportsman and men's golfers should equate them to a Major. In my opinion they think more about competitions such as the FedEx Cup, while for us The Games are special.
I've had a great season so far and third place at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship has been fantastic. "Gold medal favorite?" Nelly Korda. She's playing well and confident. But I aim for the best " Determined and determined.
La Colombotto Rosso in Tokyo wants to amaze on the "greens" and enjoy the moment. "The field is stellar - he admits - and competing with the best in the world is exciting as well as exciting. It will be a great race and a unique experience.
I have always admired champions like Federica Pellegrini and it will be great to meet athletes in Tokyo who have done so. the history of sport"