Udayan Mane: 2nd Indian golfer to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Indian golfer, Udayan Mane, has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 which is scheduled to be organised in July & August 2021.

Highlights

  • Udayan Mane is 30-year-old and has become 2nd Indian golfer to qualify for Tokyo Olympics.
  • He joined Anirban Lahiri in 60-player field in men’s golf event.
  • Lahiri will be appearing at his second consecutive Olympic Games. He had also represented India at Rio 2016 Olympics along with SSP Chawrasia.

About Udayan Mane

Udayan was born on February 24, 1991 in Bangalore. He is an Indian professional golfer. He is currently the second-highest ranked Indian in World at number 356. He plays on Asian Tour and PGA Tour. He made the cut for his maiden Olympics after withdrawal of Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo from quadrennial event. He qualified for Tokyo on the basis of being first reserve against Grillo’s name.

Men’s golf event in Tokyo

Golf event in Tokyo will feature 60 players from 35 nations. It will be played at Kasumigaseki Country Club from July 29 to August 1. First Olympic golf tournaments took place at second modern Games in Paris in 1900. Both men’s and women’s golf events were held. Golf men’s event was featured again in next Games, St. Louis in 1904. During 1908 Games in London, golf event was boycotted by all host nation’s golfers because of some disputes. Following this, Golf got disappeared from Olympic programme. It made its return in 2016.

2020 Summer Olympics

Tokyo Olympics or 2020 Summer Olympics is going to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Event was postponed in March 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic. It will be held behind closed doors with no spectators permitted under state of emergency.

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