After More Than A Century, A Woman Won The Olympic Gold Medal For Golf!

South Korea's Inbee Park says "It feels truly unreal."
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South Korea's Inbee Park, 28, made Olympic history by being the first gold medalist since 1900 in the women's individual tournament for golf. 

"I feel extremely honored and proud that I get to win a gold medal in the Olympic Games," Park said in a CNN report.

She added, "It feels truly unreal. I am just so happy to be standing on the highest spot on the podium. I have won many tournaments but I have never felt this before."

Before this big achievement, Park had seven major championship titles to her name and a career grand slam (meaning to say she won all major championships for golf in one calendar year).

The 2016 Rio Olympics marks the return of golf to the Games, featuring men's and women's individual tournaments. The sport was played in the 1900 and 1904 Olympics held in Paris, France and St. Louis, Missouri, respectively. But from 1904 to 2012, there was no women's Olympic golf tournament.

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In addition, only a few countries participated in the 1900 and 1904 Olympic golf tournament. There were France, Great Britain, Greece, and the United States in 1900. In 1904, it was only the U.S. and Canada. This makes Inbee Park also the first South Korean and Asian to get the gold medal.

New Zealand's Lydia Ko won the silver medal, while China's Shanshan Feng won bronze.

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