Targeting Tokyo

[PODCAST] Targeting Tokyo: Yuka Saso

Beatrice Go
[PODCAST] Targeting Tokyo: Yuka Saso
US Women's Open champion Yuka Saso remains committed to represent the Philippines in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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The Philippines is finally on the map of world golf thanks to Yuka Saso.

At 19 years old, the Filipino-Japanese won the 2021 US Open, which is the oldest and most prestigious major tournament in women’s golf with a winning purse of $1 million.

But Saso has been paving the way for Philippine golf much earlier, even winning a breakthrough double gold in the 2018 Asian Games. (FAST FACTS: Who is Filipina golf phenom Yuka Saso?)

Now that she has virtually secured a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth – with her world ranking rocketing to No. 9 – Saso is set to don the Philippine colors once again in the quadrennial meet.

But the country’s first major golf tournament winner doesn’t plan to stop breaking barriers and reaching more milestones as Saso sees this as only the beginning of what she can do in women’s golf. – Rappler.com

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.