Søren Kjeldsen will represent Denmark as one of two male golfers when the Olympics in Rio in August reintroduces golf into the Olympic programme. “Nothing makes me more proud than to represent my country. But to be an Olympian as well certainly makes this something extraordinaire,” Kjeldsen says.
On August 14th 2016 the first Olympic golf champion in more than 100 years will prevail at Campo Olympico de Golf in Rio, and Søren Kjeldsen hopes to be in contention for the historic gold medal.
The 41-year-old Dane has been selected to represent Denmark in the Rio Olympics together with countryman Thorbjørn Olesen. To Søren Kjeldsen this selection is a great honour, and he looks very much forward to represent Denmark.
“Without a doubt, this will be an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Nothing makes me more proud than to represent my country. But to have the opportunity to be an Olympian as well certainly makes this something extraordinaire,” Søren Kjeldsen says.
“On top of this, golf will have its first Olympic Champion in more than 100 years, which would be a great achievement. Who wouldn’t want to be able to say "I won this historic gold?" The competition will without a doubt be fierce, but I will definitely go to Rio to give it my best shot,” he adds.
The Olympic Male Golf Tournament will be played August 11-14 in Rio, Brazil.