Sports: Park In-bee to compete in Rio despite injury

Korean golfer Park In-bee

Park In-bee waves to spectators during the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship at Sky72 Golf & Resort in Incheon, in this October 2015 photo. / Yonhap

(From Korea Times)

Injured Korean golfer Park In-bee, 27, will represent her country at the upcoming Rio Olympics after all, her agency announced Monday.

“Competing in the Olympics has long been a dream and a goal of mine,” the golfer, ranked No. 3 in the world, said through her agency Galaxia SM. “I have monitored my condition while in rehab and am determined to compete at the Rio Olympics as the injury to my left thumb has improved significantly.”

Park has suffered through an injury-blighted season this year. She had to take a month-long break because of a back injury at the beginning of the season and has been fighting inflammation in her thumb. After playing in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship last month to meet the LPGA Tour’s 10-year membership requirement for the LPGA Hall of Fame, Park has missed other championships since then. Read more



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