Slovakia wins third Olympic medal, in golf

Rory Sabbatini won silver.

Rory Sabbatini won silver in the men's golf.Rory Sabbatini won silver in the men's golf. (Source: TASR)

Slovakia won its third medal at this year's 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

After playing a fantastic final round of 61, Slovak golf player Rory Sabbatini secured silver with a final score of 17-under.

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He even set a new Olympic record with his final round and lost by just one strike to Xander Schauffele of the USA. C.T. Pan of Taiwan placed third.

"I'm amazed," Sabbatini said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that he did not expect such a result after yesterday's game. "But everything went well. It was one of those rare days on the course when everything goes well. It's one of the biggest successes of my golf career."

Rastislav Antala, president of the Slovak Golf Association, called it a great success.

"It's hard to believe," Antala told the public-service broadcaster RTVS. "Not even in our wildest dreams did we dream about such an end. But golf is unpredictable. You play one round well and suddenly fight for the medal."

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