Joaquín Niemann is already installed in the Tokyo Olympic Village. The Chilean landed in Japan on Tuesday night and began to enjoy his first experience at the Olympics.
Accompanied by Guillermo Pereira, who will compete alongside him in golf, his coach Eduardo Miquel, and his putting coach, Lucas Morandé, the Chilean toured the immense complex built in the Harumi district, and where he will stay until next August 1.
Niemann does not arrive as one of Team Chile in Japan. He does it like a star on the PGA circuit, where he ranks 26th in the world rankings. and as one of the cards that can give the country the chance to hope for a medal.
“We are very excited about him, and he is proud that he represents our country,” said the president of the Coch, Miguel Ángel Mujica. “We hope he can fight for a medal in Tokyo.” The desire is not empty: in Japan he will face the rivals he faces week after week on the circuit.
The national has wasted no time during his stay in Japan, and he has also known the court of the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama, venue of the event that will take place between July 29 and that on August 1 will deliver the Olympic medal in this discipline for the second time.
The 22-year-old Chilean’s departure is scheduled for this Thursday at 8:25 AM in Tokyo (7:25 PM on Wednesday in Chile) And he will do it with two companions with whom he could fight the options of getting on the podium: the American Justin Thomas and the British Paul Casey.