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Just now, iBanesto said:

 

I believe in part he changed nationalities so he could compete in the Olympics.

 

He has a US and UK passport as well from what I've read.

I imagine a lot of Slovakian people are like ‘what the hell, a medal in golf?’ Most probably don’t even know he’s even playing for them and the way he came from 7 shots back today would have caught a lot of people off guard.

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4 minutes ago, Dave230 said:

Can’t believe Rory Sabbattini, of all golfers, for Slovakia, is going to sneak a medal ahead of everyone. Maybe even gold. Hope somebody beats him.

Sabbatini aka “the Boy from Bratislava” was a pick by a writer/editor from TheAthletic for a gold medal 🥇 (quote:”Kellenberger: Very tempted to pick the boy from Bratislava, Rory Sabbatini. ”)



https://theathletic.com/2735784/2021/07/28/gold-medal-picks-for-mens-and-womens-golf-how-to-make-the-olympics-more-exciting-grill-room/

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, iBanesto said:

 

I believe in part he changed nationalities so he could compete in the Olympics.

 

He has a US and UK passport as well from what I've read.

Sabbatini is originally from South Africa. His current wife is from Slovakia. Applied for naturalization/dual citizenship there. He didn't do it get in the Olympics. 

 

https://golf.com/news/rory-sabbatini-unusual-road-olympics-slovakia-hero/ 

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5 minutes ago, iBanesto said:

Slovakia have been very successful in the Olympics for a small nation.

 

Slovakia at the
Olympics
Flag of Slovakia.svg
IOC code SVK
NOC Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee
Website www.olympic.sk (in Slovak)
Medals
Gold
13
Silver
17
Bronze
8
Total
38

@iBanesto Google has curated an interesting exhibit in its virtual museum, on this topic (-ish... it’s about Czechoslovakia in the Olympics!)

 

https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/sports-in-the-era-of-czechoslovakia-national-museum-prague/vQJy6VE5WVXtLQ?hl=en

 

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2 minutes ago, grm24 said:

Sabbatini is originally from South Africa. His current wife is from Slovakia. Applied for naturalization/dual citizenship there. He didn't do it get in the Olympics. 

 

https://golf.com/news/rory-sabbatini-unusual-road-olympics-slovakia-hero/ 

 

Yeah I know his wife is Slovakian.

 

Just heard in part the Olympics influenced the decision as well.

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